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From Konstantin Kolinko <>
Subject Re: On one particular box, Tomcat 7.0.25 runs just fine, but 7.0.47 crashes on takeoff -- some authority problem
Date Sat, 07 Dec 2013 08:07:45 GMT
2013/12/7 James H. H. Lampert <>:
> We've been systematically updating our customers from Tomcat 7.0.25 to
> 7.0.47 this week, after we've determined that our webapp runs just fine on
> 47, and 47 runs just fine on AS/400s.
> Until now.
> We have one customer box on which, if you launch Tomcat 7.0.25, it works
> just fine. But if you try to launch 7.0.47 instead, it crashes on takeoff,
> with this error message (directory name changed to protect the innocent):
>> qsh: 001-0018 Error found running command /foo/tomcat/bin/
>> Permission denied.

The above error is printed by the shell, before Tomcat (java) even launches.
Check your permissions.

Note that if the logs directory is not writable, you wouldn't have any
logs even if Tomcat crashes.

> Both of the Tomcat versions are within what I'm calling "foo"; I'm swapping
> them in and out by changing the tomcat directory of the one I want active to
> "tomcat," and the other to "" or "tomcat.bak." The authorities
> look exactly the same, from one to the other, on the two Tomcat directories,
> on the corresponding objects within the two directories, and on the
> corresponding objects within their respective bin directories.
Just wondering, what do you mean by "objects"?  Files?

Best regards,
Konstantin Kolinko

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