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I'm having some problems installing Tomcat under Linux. I think the main issue is to do with permissions but I'm struggling to find any consistent advice.
I have installed tomcat and if I run startup.sh as myself I get error messages relating to "catalina.out: permission denied". If I login as su, startup.sh starts tomcat properly. This leads me to a number of questions:
What's the advice regarding which "user" should run tomcat? I've read that the user "nobody" should be used? If that is the case, is there any advice on how to do this? Should the permissions on the tomcat install directory be changed? Any ideas how to do this?