Look at the logs ( $TOMCAT_DIR$/logs/catalina.out ) to see whether tomcat has started without any problem or not ? Also share the directory listing of webapps here. I want to see what files are present inside here.
Muhammad Saif Asif Mirza
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Do a "netstat -lnp | grep 8080" and check to see if the process ID that gets printed belongs to Tomcat. There are disturbing signs that something else - either a webcache component or even a Jetty server - may actually own the port that Tomcat should own.
If Jetty is running, you're probably going to have to fight the "alternatives" subsystem to persuade Fedora to let Tomcat do the serving.
I install almost everything from RPMs, even my webapps. The one notable exception is that I don't use the OS-supplied Tomcat RPM. I use a ZIP copy straight from tomcat.apache.org.
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