i extracted the tomcat using its bin file and placed into /usr/local folder.after successful setting of the java and Catalina home ..the tomcat is is successfully started. i have also configured apache 2.something .its been placed in /usr/local/apache2.i have also configured mod connector.
when i run tomcat and point it to http://localhost:8080/ it shows HTTP 500 Status page and does not shows the default page of tomcat ...moreit does run any servletexamples and jsp examples..... please help me ...urgent
3. Set CLASSPATH variable to %CATALINA_HOME%\common\lib\servlet.jar;
4. Set Path variable to ;%JAVA_HOME%\bin;%CATALINA_HOME%\bin;
The classpath variable doens't need to be set in order to run Tomcat. Tomcat uses custom classloaders and will ignore your classpath setting. (You will, however need to set that if you want to compile your own servlets from the command line.)
CATALINA_HOME\bin doesn't need to be on your PATH environment variable.