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How to Install Tomcat in XP prof.

sivasankar Ilangovan
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Joined: Dec 09, 2003
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Hi I'm a new user and trying to install the Tomcat 4.0 in XP prof.
It works fine with windows 2000 but not with the XP.
Is there difference between the OS.
Or Do I need to a higher version of TOMCAT?
If so where can I get the new version.
Pls. advise me.
Thanks.


Siva.
William Brogden
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I installed Tomcat 4.1.27 in WinXP prof and it worked fine after I installed the "hotpatch" - I think it is up to 4.1.29 or so with no hotpatch needed.
Did you install by running the .exe or unzipping a zip?
Which Java SDK is installed on your machine?
What exactly happens when you execute startup.bat?
You might review the last few weeks of posts here - we frequently field questions like this.
Bill
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

I need help here.
I have been using tomcat since 3.x version upto 4.1.29 for the last 2 years without significant problems. But recently, in my windows xp box, I found my tomcat does not startup, that means during startup it complains about some digester problem to parse xml element and then goes out. This strange problem simulataneously happended to both my home PC and office PC. I thought I am an expert on tomcat , but man, I tried in all my ways without success. Well it may be true that the windows OS is running without any service pack (pirated copy of windows I guess ), but then why did it ran well about last 6 months in my office pc and for years at my home?
I tried using tomcat 4.1.24, 4.1.27, 4.1.29 both EXE and ZIP version, but in vain. For now, I am using Resin 2.1 until I get any solution to that.


Ashik Uzzaman
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA, USA.
William Brogden
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If I saw a message that said digester had a problem during startup, I would immediately suspect some sort of damage to a configuration XML file and would try to parse all of the configuration files with some separate utility. Maybe bit-rot has attacked your disk

Bill
Ashik Uzzaman
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Thanks Bill for your thought. I tried earlier tomcat's admin.xml and manager.xml as well as tomcat-users.xml, web.xml and server.xml by opening them with Peter's XML Editor (IBM) and found no probs.
BTW, what is bit-rot? sort of virus/worm/trojan?
William Brogden
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I was using bit-rot as sort of programmer/consultant slang for when something odd happens to alter files but we don't have the faintest idea why. Back in the old days of unreliable floppy disks, this was a lot more common as a real event.
Bill
 
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