This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi Folks, I have just bought the book "Beginning JSP 2.0" from Wrox and have used it to try to install Tomcat on a standalone Windows XP PC. Following the instructions, I downloaded the software to c:\Tomcat. The result is that directory jakarta-tomcat-5.0.16 and all its subdirectories reside within the c:\Tomcat directory, as one would expect. I have set up the following environment variables: JAVA_HOME c:\j2sdk1.4.1_03 JAVA_CATALINA c:\Tomcat\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.16 CLASSPATH %CATALINA_HOME%\common\lib\servlet.jar Path %CATALINA_HOME%\bin;%JAVA_HOME%\bin; The download process did not generate a Start Tomcat icon, so at the command line I type: C:> %catalina_home%\bin\startup Using Windows Explorer I do find startup.bat and startup.sh on this path, but the above command instantly closes the command prompt and shows no sign that startup has done anything, at least I can find nothing in c:\Tomcat\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.16\logs. When I open Internet Explorer (v 6.0) and type http://localhost:8080 nothing happens. Is my setup/procedure correct? I have scanned the Wrox website and the leads from Google. A similar problem was logged by someone else, but no answer to it was provided. Currently I can�t make progress. Can one of you clever souls please help? Regards and thanks, Simon