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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: Problems deploying a servlet on ubuntu
Date Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:41:23 GMT
Karl Schmitt wrote:
> Dear Folks,
> I am a newbee to Servlets and I working myself thought the
> Head First Servlet Book. There is a simple example of
> a hello world servlet and a web.xml file deployed under the
> webapps folder, I did exactly as described in the book
> however I do get a 404, even though the localhost:8080
> works fine. I have no clue how to debug this, the logfiles
> do not mention the deployment of my servlet, so I think
> I do have to configure a little more or  so ...?
> I have a linux box and the uname -a command delivers the
> following respons:
> Linux sonoma 2.6.32-31-generic #61-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 8 18:24:35 UTC 2011
> i686 GNU/Linux
Sorry, but I don't know the book.
So maybe you can tell us some more :
- how did you install Tomcat ? where did you get it ?
- what version is it ?
(go to the "bin" directory of tomcat, and run "./"; paste the result here)(*)
- what version is the JVM ?  ("java -version" may tell you, if the above doesn't)
- can you give us the exact paths where you installed your servlet files ? (the servlet 
itself and the web.xml file)
- in the Tomcat "conf" directory (in your case, it may be in /etc/tomcatxx), there is a 
file "server.xml". In that file, is a <Host> tag, which gives the path for the webapps

directory (in the "appBase" attribute). Which is that ?

(*) if this is a "packaged" tomcat, this may complain that JAVA_HOME is not set.  If so, 
you first have to locate what JAVA_HOME should be set to.  Look then in 
/etc/init.d/tomcatxx to find out.

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