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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: Beginner with apache
Date Mon, 15 Jun 2009 09:56:23 GMT
Hracek, Petr wrote:
> Tomcat 5.5 is onstalled on openSUSE11.1
> Tomcat configuration files are stored in /etc/tomcat55/
> TOMCAT_HOME is /srv/www/tomcat55/
> Servlet locations are /opt/swt/servlet and /opt/sso/servlets

Well then, my guess was wrong, and in my answer below, replace RedHat by 

The point is, for example :
the <Context> elements that you have in your server.xml file, should not 
normally be there, if this is Tomcat 5.5.
If these things are needed at all, they should be in a 
webapps/your-webapp/META-INF/context.xml file.
Why in your case these <Context> tags are in the Suse server.xml, only 
Suse support guys will know.
The same is for what you say above : I believe you are wrong, and that 
TOMCAT_HOME is not what you think.
The two environment values which matter here are CATALINA_HOME and 
On your Suse system, CATALINA_HOME is probably /usr/share/tomcat5.5, and 
CATALINA_BASE is /srv/www/tomcat5.5/base
(that's where you will probably find a "webapps" directory, and that is 
(normally) where your webapps should be placed.
Again, if you want to use the Suse pre-packaged Tomcat, then the Suse 
support guys are your best source, or an OpenSuse forum.

Please understand that it is not that I (or other people on this forum) 
don't want to help. But each pre-packaged distribution does things a bit 
differently, and not everyone here has an OpenSuse system available to 
So usually people on this forum use the "standard Tomcat" (as downloaded 
from the site "") as a reference.  And all the on-line 
doc for Tomcat also of course.

> regards / S pozdravem
> Petr Hráček
> -----Original Message-----
> From: André Warnier [] 
> Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 11:22 AM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: Beginner with apache
> Hi.
> In the information below, you forgot to mention
> - what version of Tomcat this is
> - on what platform this is
>  From bits and pieces below, I guess that this may be Tomcat 5.5.? , on 
> a RedHat Linux system.
> The basic answer to your question #1 below is yes, and to your question 
> #2 also.  But the details depend very much on how Tomcat is set up on 
> this particular system (directories etc..), and that, nobody here really 
> knows, because it looks like a RedHat-specific package, which installs 
> the bits and pieces of some version of Tomcat 5.5 in RedHat-specific 
> locations and with RedHat-specific configuration files.
> So I guess this part you should ask to the RedHat support hotline.
> A general explanation of how this all works is available here :
> and particularly in your case here :
> (Deployment organisation)
> The principles are universal. But the details (which directories etc..) 
> are specific to each platform-specific pre-packaged Tomcat.
> Hracek, Petr wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> sorry for this beginner question but I do not know who to setup my
>> servlet.
>> On the machine is installed and run apache server as well. Version is
>> 2.2.3.
>> In the configuration file is mentioned:
>> JkMount /sso/servlet/* ajp13
>> JkMount /swt/servlet/* ajp13
>> My TOMCAT_HOME directory is /srv/www/tomcat55/base/.
>> I have to question 
>> 1) My servlets are stored in the another directories e.g.
>> /opt/sso/servlets, /opt/swt/servlets, etc.
>> Is it possible somewho to set tomcat so that it will allow to run
>> servlets from those directories?
>> 2) If question 1 is not allowed then not another question from my side
>> occurs:
>> - is it possible to make a directory structure as
>> /srv/www/tomcat55/base/ROOT/sso/WEB-INF and
>> /srv/www/tomcat55/base/ROOT/swt/WEB-INF
>>     where will be placed those servlets? How to configure web.xml file?
>> regards
>> Petr
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