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From Daniel Wittenberg <>
Subject Re: errors after install
Date Thu, 01 Oct 2009 14:34:28 GMT
I know spacewalk doesn't have it's own tomcat, the install pulls  
everything it needs it, so I started with a base stripped down CentOS,  
followed their instructions and this is where I got from using the  
standard installer.  There is also a yum repo for the packages so it's  
at the latest version.  I'm thinking what might work best is just to  
wipe the VM with a fresh OS install and try the install again and see  
what happens.  I got no errors during the install, so it all appeared  
to be working until I went to login :)

I'll probably poke at this a little more, because despite the  
potentially broken/outdated package that won't change if I re-install,  
it seems like something might be missing from the config that if I  
could get that it'd be working.

RHN is the management console that on the commercial side Red Hat uses  
to manage the Red Hat Enterprise licenses and clients, this is just  
the opensource version of that.


On Oct 1, 2009, at 3:11 AM, André Warnier wrote:

> To agree and augment on everything Peter wrote, the whole thing  
> stinks of a very broken installation and configuration package, or  
> packages.
> Not for lack of desire to help, but I believe you should really go  
> back to the spacewalker (or CentOS) help forum, and enquire there  
> about working packages for your specific platform.
> We have no idea what is needed by this application. It seems that  
> you have indeed some kind of Tomcat installed now, with some /rhn  
> webapp half-installed in it.  On the other hand, some other bits and  
> pieces needed by that /rhn webapp appear to be missing, and some  
> standard parts of Tomcat also (like the script).
> Even the standard Tomcat 8005 shutdown port doesn't seem to be  
> there, which as Peter wrote is very strange.
> I am starting to wonder if this CentOS spacewalker package is not  
> installing its own embedded Tomcat, which conflicts with another one  
> already installed.
> Alternatively, you could try to de-install what you have installed  
> so far, then install *only* the latest CentOS pure-Tomcat package  
> you can find, and test if that one, on its own, works.
> Test it by simply calling the URL http://your-hostname:8080 in your  
> browser. You should then get some Tomcat page, with an easily  
> recognisable cat on it.
> Most standard Tomcat packages I have seen so far, have Tomcat  
> configured so that it will, by default, listen on 3 ports :
> - port 8005 : that's Tomcat's "shutdown port"; you see it in the  
> server.xml file as an attribute to the <Server> tag.
> - port 8080 : that's Tomcat's standard HTTP connector, which allows  
> you to use it as a standard webserver (that one, you will find in a  
> <Connector ... protocol="HTTP"> tag in server.xml
> - port 8009 : that is Tomcat's standard listening port for the AJP  
> connector, another <Connector> tag in server.xml.  This one may or  
> may not be activated, depending on how the CentOS packagers  
> structured their stuff.  It may only get installed/activated if you  
> install another complementary package containing mod_jk or  
> mod_proxy_ajp, and this complementary package may in turn depend on  
> the Apache httpd package being installed.
> And so on...
> Variations are endless, and depend on the whims and competence of  
> whoever creates these packages for each platform.
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