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# Eclipse of jee developer>> tomcat installation

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How i can understand that, tomcat is already installed with eclipse gallelio? Is "tomcat" a server?
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Tomcat is a web application container. I don't know if it's installed by default or not--I don't believe it is, but I always use a local installation anyway, so I wouldn't even notice if it was.
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David Newton wrote:Tomcat is a web application container. I don't know if it's installed by default or not--I don't believe it is, but I always use a local installation anyway, so I wouldn't even notice if it was.

So, how can i install the tomcat and configure with eclipse gallelio?
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Follow the normal Tomcat installation. When you go to add an application server in Eclipse, just point it at the Tomcat installation directory.
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David Newton wrote:Follow the normal Tomcat installation. When you go to add an application server in Eclipse, just point it at the Tomcat installation directory.

Thanks for your response. As i mentioned earlier, eclipes gallelio, i have already installed. I set the JAVA_HOME variable also(on windows). But when i am going to command prompt and trying to start "startup.bat" of tomcat, to start this application server, I got an error message.

The message said that: tomcat is needed to point java second edition and the java_home variable does not point that it is pointing the jre.

Thanking you
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I can't help, you're not giving me enough information. For example, *what* did you set JAVA_HOME to.

In any case, if you're added Tomcat as a server in Eclipse you shouldn't need to set JAVA_HOME--just start/stop Tomcat from inside Eclipse.
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David Newton wrote:I can't help, you're not giving me enough information. For example, *what* did you set JAVA_HOME to.

In any case, if you're added Tomcat as a server in Eclipse you shouldn't need to set JAVA_HOME--just start/stop Tomcat from inside Eclipse.

Thanks for your support, sir. Ok, i am gonna describe you the procedure.

2]unzip the file.
3]then put as: c:\apache-tomcat-6.0
4]run cmd prompt
5]then go to c:\apache-tomcat-6.0\bin command prompt and run startup.bat
6]it sends the message tomcat need to point the java se by java_home variable. and currently it points jre.
7]i go to mycomputer->properties->advanced->environment variables->click new.
8]set JAVA_HOME as C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_17;

but same error occurs.

on eclipse, i don't do anything.

Thanks
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You need to restart CMD in order to pick up the new environment variable, or set it from within the cmd window. And make sure the path has quotes around it since there are spaces in the path, which I try to avoid on Windows, because Windows is kind of dumb.
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Also, does your JAVA_HOME setting really end with a semicolon? Remove that.
You're going to have problems if you leave Java installed under a directory path that includes spaces. I would move it. I would install it in C:\Java\jdk1.6.0_17, but you can pick any location you like.