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From Konstantin Kolinko <>
Subject Re: Help! Tomcat crashing on takeoff
Date Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:43:36 GMT
2014-12-12 22:43 GMT+03:00 Christopher Schultz <>:
> EBCDIC can certainly be confusing things, here.

I wonder - can you verify that conf/  file can be
read with a simple Java program?

Essentially Tomcat does the following:
in org/apache/catalina/startup/

                File home = new File(getCatalinaBase());
                File conf = new File(home, "conf");
                File propsFile = new File(conf, "");
                InputStream is = new FileInputStream(propsFile);

                Properties properties = new Properties();

Then if you print out the value of  properties.get("common.loader")
it shall be non-empty.

I think that Tomcat can read the file (otherwise you would have seen
an exception of a "Failed to load" warning), but
maybe it has trouble parsing it as a "properties" file.  Maybe the
whole contents is interpreted as one line and provides no value for

The *.loader properties are allowed to be empty, so there will be no
warning if one is missing.

Best regards,
Konstantin Kolinko

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