tomcat-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From André Warnier>
Subject Re: changing tomcat-users.xml makes tomcat unresponsive
Date Sun, 02 May 2010 19:44:41 GMT
I am not familiar with Ubuntu, but I am told it uses the same packages 
as Debian Linux.
In such a case, Tomcat itself, the example apps, and/or the manager 
applications, may be in 2 or 3 different packages, which you need to 
each install.
Check with "apt-cache search tomcat" to make sure.
# apt-cache search tomcat
tomcat5.5 - Java Servlet 2.4 engine with JSP 2.0 support
tomcat5.5-admin - Java Servlet engine -- admin & manager web interfaces
tomcat5.5-webapps - Java Servlet engine -- documentation and example web 

paul geer wrote:
> Thank you for the reply.  Do you mean the original installation of ubuntu or
> tomcat?  I restored the tomcat settings back to the original state, but
> cannot see that an examples app is pre-installed.  If it's something I need
> to deploy myself, I'm not sure how to do that without access to the
> management console.
> If you meant the original 8.4 ubuntu, I was hoping to try other solutions
> before doing that.  I'm completely willing to, as I'm not attached to
> anything I've done, but since it's inconvenient I would rather wait.
> On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 2:49 PM, Pid <> wrote:
>> On 01/05/2010 18:19, paul geer wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I had an installation of ubuntu 8.04 that I recently upgraded to 9.10.  I
>>> barely used it before the upgrade so the system was very close to a fresh
>>> install of 8.04 before the upgrade.
>>> I installed tomcat6 with apt-get.  After setting everything up, I checked
>>> that I could access the "It works" default page from both inside my home
>>> network and would accept outside connections.  Clicking the link for the
>>> manager console prompted me for a username and password, but since I had
>> not
>>> yet made changes to tomcat-users.xml, it failed as expected.
>>> I edited the file (/etc/tomcat6/tomcat-users.xml), uncommented the
>>> "existing" users and added a manager role and a manager user with that
>>> role.  Upon restarting the server, any attempt to connect to the server
>>> locally or externally causes the browser to "spin" as if loading a page
>> but
>>> with no results.  I will sit and spin for hours if I let it (I have)
>> without
>>> timing out.
>>> I have tried various permutations of users in the file, such as
>> uncommenting
>>> the original ones and not adding a manager role or user, adding the role
>> to
>>> one of the default users, etc, but the only way to get the index page to
>>> actually load again is to comment out all users.
>>> Web searches of this issue have only turned up instances of people not
>>> realizing the users were commented out and editing the file anyway.
>>> Also, /var/logs/tomcat6 does not contain any logs. I've used updatedb and
>>> locate to verify that there aren't other tomcat-users files elsewhere.
>>  I've
>>> also been unable to locate an alternate log directory.
>>> Thanks for any help the community can offer.  Enjoy your weekend,
>> If you revert to the original installation, does the /examples app work?
>> Does using the examples app generate log files in the expected location?
>> p

To unsubscribe, e-mail:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message