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From James Green <>
Subject Re: Inno Setup Script?
Date Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:47:42 GMT
I was hoping I could avoid that.

Currently the thinking is to unpack the tomcat distribution, re-package
inside a custom installer, and call bin\tomcat7.exe as per the windows
service document.

And indeed this works - to a point. The installer logs says:

C:\Program Files\Our Local Services\tomcat\bin\tomcat7.exe //IS//Tomcat7
--DisplayName="Apache Tomcat 7" --JavaHome="C:\Program Files\Our Local
Services\tomcat\..\java-7-32bit\" --Install="C:\Program Files\Our Local
Services\tomcat\bin\tomcat7.exe" --Jvm="C:\Program Files\Our Local
Services\tomcat\..\java-7-32bit\bin\client\jvm.dll" --StartMode=jvm
--StopMode=jvm --StartClass=org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap
--StartParams=start --StopClass=org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap

While this installs a service, as soon as I attempt to start it I get a
failure. Nothing is logged by Tomcat, but in the event service I get the
following recorded:

The Apache Tomcat 7 service terminated with service-specific error
Incorrect function..

If I take the full command as executed by the installer, there is no
feedback at the command prompt and the service is shown as installed.

I am therefore lost as to what I'm looking at as a problem. Any ideas where
to go?



On 8 April 2013 18:38, Konstantin Kolinko <> wrote:

> 2013/4/8 James Green <>:
> > I have a need to distribute an application that works inside Tomcat to a
> > number of customers.
> >
> > I can build an Inno Setup script to most of the work, but rather than
> > re-inventing what looks like quite a complex wheel, has anyone build an
> > installer script for Tomcat already that they could share?
> >
> > In our case we're bundling our own JRE which needs setting when
> installing
> > the service...
> >
> Tomcat installer is built using NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)
> .
> The script is res/tomcat.nsi
> BTW,
>  if you are using a custom value for HTTP port,  do not forget to also
> change the shutdown port number (8005).  I have seen a number of
> software that forgets to change that.  You can set it to "-1" when
> external shutdown is not needed,  e.g. when you run as a service.
> Best regards,
> Konstantin Kolinko
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