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Here is the procedure to install TOMCAT :)

Prasad Charasala
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Joined: Nov 02, 2000
Posts: 67
Hi All,
Many Java greenhorns are asking questions related to TOMCAT installation. Here is my answer to all of them.
Follow these steps to install on any windows platforms
STEP 1. click here to Download
save the file in to any temp folder. remember it to unzip it later.
If you have any problem in doing it from the above link go here and get
STEP2. Unzip the to c:\ drive
STEP3. After unzip check the folder whether it has bin, conf, doc, lib, logs, src, webapps, work folders and Licence file.
STEP4. Change the jakarta-tomcat folder name to Tomcat ( for easy reference). Now add these two lines at the bottom of your autoexec.bat file if you are using win95 or 98.
set TOMCAT_HOME=c:\tomcat
set JAVA_HOME=c:\jdk1.2.2
I assumed you have jdk1.2.2 installed at c:\jdk1.2.2 otherwise install it before installing the tomcat. Again how to do that question???
if you are using winNT, open your system settings (go to Start-->Settings-->ContrlPanel-->System-->Environment. Now type TOMCAT_HOME in the variable place and c:\tomcat in the value place. click set. Now do the same with JAVA_HOME. click set and then apply )
STEP5: Now restart your pc if it is win95 or 98.
STEP6: go to c:\tomcat\bin folder on DOS command prompt and sart tomcat with 'startup' command.
STEP7: Open your browser and check with this URL to check whether it is running
Thats it. If you see the default page. You are all set. Otherwise let me ( know.

Siva Jagadeesan
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Joined: Oct 31, 2000
Posts: 160
Dear Prasad:
Thanx a lot . I did not sleep alst nite tryin to run my Tomcat.
But after i did as u said . It worked its great
Thank you
Prasad but i am still havin problems in compiling my Servlets and Jsp .I am using JDK1.3
Can u help me in this pls ?
[This message has been edited by Sivakumar Jagadeesan (edited November 15, 2000).]

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Sean MacLean
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Joined: Nov 07, 2000
Posts: 621
Nice break down! I was just poking though the discussions and saw this post. I thought to myself "Hey, lets give this a try". I went from the download to start up in under two minutes. Now for some configurin'...
Gavin Zhu

Joined: Oct 03, 2000
Posts: 5
I follow your step and set up all the parameter. when I try to run the startup, it say "bad command or file name". I am using jdk1.3
Thanks in advance,
Monty Ireland
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Joined: Oct 03, 2000
Posts: 161
Here are my 2 cents for win98 install of tomcat!
Try this...
If you are running a jdk ver less than jdk 1.2. remove you jdk and install the latest stable ver of the jdk.
Install tomcat into c:\tomcat.
Edit autoexec.bat to contain to following:
rem java
set JAVA_HOME=c:\jdk1.3
rem tomcat
set TOMCAT_HOME=c:\tomcat
set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%c:\tomcat\lib\servlet.jar
set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%c:\tomcat\lib\jasper.jar
servlet.jar - contain classes for servlet development
jasper.jar - contain classes for jsp development
java - your development dir
remove all references to JRE or rt.jar from you classpath
The TOMCAT install used the loopback ip addr of
in your HOST file make sure you have the following entry. localhost
* tomcat 3.1 will accept a new port addr in server.xml
* tomcat 3.1 will NOT accept a new host name or host ip address. localhost reference appears to be hard coded somewhere. to change you host name/ip address you have to edit your systems hosts file.
Pls correct me if I am wrong.
Did I miss anything... This is cool stuff...
We learn more from our mistake's than from our success's.

[This message has been edited by Monty Ireland (edited November 17, 2000).]

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Prasad Charasala
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Joined: Nov 02, 2000
Posts: 67
Hi Sivakumar,
Make sure that whether you have servlet.jar in your classpath.
Let me know the error you are getting in particular, then I can help you.
Gavin, if it is saying bad command means, you may not be trying that command from c:\tomcat\bin folder.
try to cd into the bin folder of tomcat and try startup.

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