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how to add a new web-app in tomcat

 
Debasish Ray Chawdhuri
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hi, i've installed tomcat 5.0.28 and copied all the directories and files in the tomcat/webapps directory(along with the WEB-INF, web.xml,classes etc.) but the server cannot even find a static html file. it looks like there are some other things to be done. can somebody please help me. i've successfully deployed webapps in sun applicationserver 8
thanks in advance
 
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Is the application deployed ? Check using the tomcat console
 
Debasish Ray Chawdhuri
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here is the error message shown in tomcat admin console when i clicked on my webapp(yes it appears there)


HTTP Status 500 - Error retrieving attribute debug

type Status report

message Error retrieving attribute debug

description The server encountered an internal error (Error retrieving attribute debug) that prevented it from fulfilling this request.
 
Tanha Patoliya
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i would suggest checking your web.xml file for errors
 
Ulf Dittmer
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There should be a more elaborate error message in the log file.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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