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Tomcat alias does not load website

Gina vernon
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Joined: Jan 16, 2009
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I have the following server.xml

When I try to access the website at, it displays the 'Under Construction' page.

William Brogden
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Seems to me the appBase attribute needs to point to an absolute file path.

Tim Holloway
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To expand on William's answer, it appears that you've configured the host to look for an exploded WAR at TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/app, since TOMCAT_HOME/webapps is the reference point for relative paths (and absolute paths ARE usually recommended). The "explodeWar" attribute would be meaningless since the WAR is expected to be pre-exploded.

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