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Problem with installing tomcat 5.5

Zac Tisfron
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Joined: Jun 30, 2009
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Hi,
im using suse linux (10.2) and i have some problems installing and starting tomcat 5.5 / 6.x


First i downloaded the binary core package (http://apache.mirror.clusters.cc/tomcat/tomcat-5/v5.5.27/bin/apache-tomcat-5.5.27.tar.gz).
After extracting it to home/myuser/tomcat, the installation guide says that one has to execute the startup.sh in tomcat/bin.

My problem here is that there is no startup.sh in the bin dir. only a startup.bat. Additionally bin contains some .exe files. So i got the impression that this package is for windows.
I cant find the one for linux though

Ive also - as an alternative - installed tomcat 6.x via YaST. But after it was done, i had no idea to which dir tomcat was installed and how i could start/configure it.
The only hint i got was a tomcat6 file in /etc/init.d, but im not sure whether its the right one. Especially since after executing it (tomcat6 start) i got quite a few errors about missing files and tomcat not being able to write some stuff somewhere.

Obviously im only a beginner @ linux. So please bear with me
Hope you can help me

Thanks in advance
Joe Ess
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thisisme mad wrote:My problem here is that there is no startup.sh in the bin dir. only a startup.bat.


I downloaded the file from the link you provided and it contains a startup.sh file, as expected. The Tomcat distribution is not platform-specific, so it contains the Windows exe files in addition to the Unix .sh files.

thisisme mad wrote:The only hint i got was a tomcat6 file in /etc/init.d, but im not sure whether its the right one.


That's how I run Tomcat in Ubuntu. What errors are you getting?

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