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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Running Tomcat from jsvc
Date Tue, 26 Oct 2004 15:08:32 GMT

You have to start the jsvc as root, then it changes the effective user
ID to non-root.

Yoav Shapira

>-----Original Message-----
>From: news [] On Behalf Of Volkm@r
>Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 11:07 AM
>Subject: Running Tomcat from jsvc
>Hi Folks,
>I'm having problems starting Tomcat 5.0.28 using jsvc.
>My system is SuSE Linux 9.1 with j2sdk1.4.2_05.
>When I start Tomcat using $CATALINA_HOME/bin/ everything
>fine. But now I want to run Tomcat as a daemon under a non-root user.
>I followed the instructions on[1] for Unix daemon and built jsvc that I
>succeeded to start using the script[2]. But actually, Tomcat
>didn't really start. So I added the options "-verbose" and "-debug" to
>the script[2] and saved the "catalina.out" log[3].
>According to the log (line 1367), the daemon startet successfully, but
>when my browsers request http://localhost:8080/ , then there is no
>The log (line 626)[3] is telling me that "server.xml" couldn't be
>loaded, but it didn't tell why.
>Could please somebody give me a hint what might be wrong and what I
>to change to get it running?
>Thanks in advance
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