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From Markus Schönhaber <>
Subject Re: FindClass org/apache/catalina/startup/Bootstrap failed
Date Fri, 05 Oct 2007 14:33:32 GMT
Marlin Pierce schrieb:

> I downloaded the zip file, followed the instructions, and startup.bat 
> gave the following in stdout
> Using CATALINA_BASE:   C:\Program Files\Apache Software 
> Foundation\apache-tomcat-6.0.14
> Using CATALINA_HOME:   C:\Program Files\Apache Software 
> Foundation\apache-tomcat-6.0.14
> Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: C:\Program Files\Apache Software 
> Foundation\apache-tomcat-6.0.14\temp
> Using JRE_HOME:        C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_02
> but the web server was not running.  Another shell window did open, 
> but it closed right away.

As Chuck already pointed out, the logs should contain info about what
As a side note: when testing a Tomcat installation I find it convenient
to use
catalina.bat run
instead of
because one can see the log messages on stdout of the same console not
in another shell window which might quickly be gone again.
But nevertheless: regardless of the means you use to start Tomcat, the
relevant info should (also) be in the logs.


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