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From Simon Peter Lwanjo <slwa...@preg-tech.co.ug>
Subject Re: Tomcat won't start
Date Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:44:26 GMT
well next time....

Luckily i got the problem solved - all sites are now back up. i removed
tomcat55 instance from subsys using rm command
Rm /var/lock/subsys/tomcat55 and did a reboot, restarted tomcat55 and voila!

Cheers and thanks,

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 12:18 PM, André Warnier <aw@ice-sa.com> wrote:

> Simon Peter Lwanjo wrote:
>
>> Hi Andre',
>>
>> as you will, i am trying to get all the help i can get from any source,
>> reason i indicated the OS type and tomcat version and the log errors!!
>>
>
> No, you did not.
> There are many versions of Tomcat 5.5.  The precise version is important.
> There are many versions of RedHat Linux. The precise version is important.
> And the log message which you mentioned is a not a Tomcat log message.
> Errors specific to Tomcat are (under Linux, usually) in /var/log/* or
> /var/log/tomcat55/*.
>
> The more /precise/ information you supply, the better/quicker you will get
> help.
> It also saves a lot of time to the people trying to help, and that is
> important, as they are all busy people, who do this on their own time.
>
>
>> i could chance on someone who has used a similar combination and
>> encountered
>> a similar problem.-
>>
>> thanks for laboring to reply all the same - i will definitely try your
>> leads.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Simon
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:35 AM, André Warnier <aw@ice-sa.com> wrote:
>>
>>  Hi.
>>>
>>> I think that for this issue, you would get better/quicker help from a
>>> Linux
>>> admin forum.
>>>
>>> I am not trying to brush you off, but this looks like an issue having to
>>> do
>>> with the way recent versions of Linux manage "services", rather than with
>>> Tomcat itself.
>>> The expertise of the people on this list is with Tomcat itself, rather
>>> than
>>> with all the different ways in which different OS-es manage such
>>> "services".
>>>
>>> This being said, if you have problems finding out why Tomcat died in the
>>> first place, then this would be the right list to ask.
>>> But then, provide :
>>> - the Tomcat version (x.y.z)
>>> - the Java version
>>> - the (full) OS and version
>>> - the lines in the Tomcat log files that are relevant
>>> (this can be in /var/log/tomcat55/*.log, or /var/log/daemon, or similar
>>> places (also depending on the OS))
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Simon Peter Lwanjo wrote:
>>>
>>>  Hi,
>>>>
>>>> Some help from the forum - i am relatively new to administering Tomcat.
>>>>
>>>>  Apache Tomcat on one of our Redhat Linux servers won't start. The
>>>>> service
>>>>> status says "tomcat55 dead but subsys locked"
>>>>>
>>>>> You cannot kill the service because the PID is not locatable.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Anyone?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Simon
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> -
>>>>
>>>>
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