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How to run Tomcat without JDK

Anu Kalra

Joined: Dec 08, 2004
Posts: 8
My question is that is it possible to run TOMCAT without JDK. I feel that during startup, TOMCAT looks for JAVA_HOME. Is there a way by which i can copy a few JAR file to Tomcat directory and run it.
I do not want to install JDK, but run TOMCAT.
I have WAR file ready, so i do not even require to compile my JSPs
Kindly suggest me.
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13035
Tomcat has gotten many features over the years and may not be the best choice if you want a really compact installation that only uses Java runtime jars.
[ May 24, 2005: Message edited by: William Brogden ]
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Tomcat 5.5 and up ships with it's own compiler.
Because of this, you only need a JRE.

NOTE: The jre needs to be 1.5.0 or better unless you also download and intall the compat libs. See the directions on the tomcat site.

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