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From David Smith <david.sm...@cornell.edu>
Subject Re: changing tomcat-users.xml makes tomcat unresponsive
Date Sun, 02 May 2010 20:15:01 GMT
You might want to check the file permissions before and after you edit
it.  Something about this smells like a permissions issue.  I have a
Ubuntu 9.10 installed tomcat and it works perfect.  Admittedly I didn't
upgrade from 8.4 but w/ editing tomcat-user.xml being the only change,
there are only a couple of things to cause your issue:

1. File permissions changed
2. The edited xml file doesn't validate as xml.  There are a number of
xml editors out that can also validate.

--David

On 5/2/2010 1:37 PM, paul geer wrote:
> Thank you for the reply.  Do you mean the original installation of ubuntu or
> tomcat?  I restored the tomcat settings back to the original state, but
> cannot see that an examples app is pre-installed.  If it's something I need
> to deploy myself, I'm not sure how to do that without access to the
> management console.
>
> If you meant the original 8.4 ubuntu, I was hoping to try other solutions
> before doing that.  I'm completely willing to, as I'm not attached to
> anything I've done, but since it's inconvenient I would rather wait.
>
> On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 2:49 PM, Pid <pid@pidster.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> On 01/05/2010 18:19, paul geer wrote:
>>     
>>> Hello all,
>>>
>>> I had an installation of ubuntu 8.04 that I recently upgraded to 9.10.  I
>>> barely used it before the upgrade so the system was very close to a fresh
>>> install of 8.04 before the upgrade.
>>>
>>> I installed tomcat6 with apt-get.  After setting everything up, I checked
>>> that I could access the "It works" default page from both inside my home
>>> network and would accept outside connections.  Clicking the link for the
>>> manager console prompted me for a username and password, but since I had
>>>       
>> not
>>     
>>> yet made changes to tomcat-users.xml, it failed as expected.
>>>
>>> I edited the file (/etc/tomcat6/tomcat-users.xml), uncommented the
>>> "existing" users and added a manager role and a manager user with that
>>> role.  Upon restarting the server, any attempt to connect to the server
>>> locally or externally causes the browser to "spin" as if loading a page
>>>       
>> but
>>     
>>> with no results.  I will sit and spin for hours if I let it (I have)
>>>       
>> without
>>     
>>> timing out.
>>>
>>> I have tried various permutations of users in the file, such as
>>>       
>> uncommenting
>>     
>>> the original ones and not adding a manager role or user, adding the role
>>>       
>> to
>>     
>>> one of the default users, etc, but the only way to get the index page to
>>> actually load again is to comment out all users.
>>>
>>> Web searches of this issue have only turned up instances of people not
>>> realizing the users were commented out and editing the file anyway.
>>>
>>> Also, /var/logs/tomcat6 does not contain any logs. I've used updatedb and
>>> locate to verify that there aren't other tomcat-users files elsewhere.
>>>       
>>  I've
>>     
>>> also been unable to locate an alternate log directory.
>>>
>>> Thanks for any help the community can offer.  Enjoy your weekend,
>>>       
>> If you revert to the original installation, does the /examples app work?
>>
>> Does using the examples app generate log files in the expected location?
>>
>>
>> p
>>
>>
>>
>>     


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