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Starting tomcat, getting java.lang.ClassNotFoundException

Mark Steudel

Joined: Jul 01, 2011
Posts: 1
Our tomcat installation stopped working and when I go to try and start it I'm getting this error int he catalina.out log:

Using CATALINA_BASE: /usr/share/tomcat5
Using CATALINA_HOME: /usr/share/tomcat5
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /usr/share/tomcat5/temp
Using JRE_HOME: /usr/java/latest/bin/
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina
at Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.init(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(

Any thoughts on what to try?
Heath Swanson

Joined: Mar 31, 2011
Posts: 6
What is your platform? CentOS? SuSE? Ubuntu?
Where does your tomcat belong to? Downloaded from tomcat's official site?
I agree. Here's the link:
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