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Tomcat servlet resource not available

Mull Sheriff

Joined: Aug 19, 2009
Posts: 11
Hi to all,
I'm trying for the first to time to set up a servlet on tomcat 6.0.20.

I'm getting the error:

type Status report

message /test

description The requested resource (/test) is not available.

Maybe I'm doing it wrong.
That's what I did:

1)I have succerfully compiled the code of the servlet and put the .class file inside the /my-app/WEB-INF/classes/ directory.
2)I have created the web.xml file and copied it into /my-app/WEB-INF/ directory.
3)I have all the libs inside the /my-app/WEB-INF/lib/ directory

Here is the web.xml

Am I missing other steps in order to get a servlet working? Or is the xml code wrong?

thanks in advance for your precious answers.

William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13025
As I recall, thats the error message you get if the servlet container trys to create the servlet instance and fails. Some more details should appear in the log files.

Mull Sheriff

Joined: Aug 19, 2009
Posts: 11
Checked both Manager and Catalina log files: no error messages found.

Maneesh Godbole
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Joined: Jul 26, 2007
Posts: 10768

How did you deploy your app in Tomcat?

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