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500 internal server error

madhur jain
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Joined: Aug 27, 2002
Posts: 49
hi!
i have installed 4.0.5
but on typing http://localhost:8080
i am getting 500 Internal Server error in the browser.
what shoul i do
also where should i place my servlets to access them as
http://localhost:8080/servlet/myservlet
the book says in the server_root/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/classes
directory but there is no such classes dir. in WEB-INF
should i create it.
thanx
madhur.
Rick Hightower
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Joined: Feb 20, 2002
Posts: 350

hi!
i have installed 4.0.5

Tomcat?

but on typing http://localhost:8080
i am getting 500 Internal Server error in the browser.
what shoul i do

Hmmm....
Run Tomcat in verbose mode and see if you can see an exception stack trace.

also where should i place my servlets to access them as
http://localhost:8080/servlet/myservlet
the book says in the server_root/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/classes
directory but there is no such classes dir. in WEB-INF
should i create it.

Yes create it. Compile your servlets and put them there. You will also need to create a web application deployment descriptor, and then create a servlet mapping to map your servlet to the URL you listed.
What book are you using?


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