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Tomcat Installation

Jitesh Sinha
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Joined: Jun 19, 2004
Posts: 146
How do you "install" tomcat 5.0.28?
I went to jakarta site URL and I could see was 3 zip/tar files one each under Core, Deployer and Embed sections.I downloaded all 3 zip files and unzipped them.
Is there anything else I need to do?
I can go to bin directory and double-click startup.bat and the server starts.Is there anything else I need to do in order to make the Tomcat work smoothly without any problem?
Thank You.
Jitesh Sinha
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Joined: Jun 19, 2004
Posts: 146
I ran startup command from command window after replacing start with run and I get following error :-

Using CATALINA_BASE: D:\Tomcat\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.28\
Using CATALINA_HOME: D:\Tomcat\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.28\
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: D:\Tomcat\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.28\\temp
Using JAVA_HOME: C:\j2sdk1.4.2_07
Can't load server.xml
Can't load server.xml
Mar 9, 2006 2:41:33 PM org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina start
INFO: Server startup in 0 ms
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAcces
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.start(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.await(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(
... 6 more

How do I resolve this?
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

On a windows box, it's easy.
Install Java (j2sdk1.3x or better).
Download the *.exe distrubution of Tomcat.
Click on the file and follow the installation wizard.

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Jitesh Sinha
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Joined: Jun 19, 2004
Posts: 146
Ben,I did that after reading your posts.
I can start the server from the command prompt but cannot start from the service.It always shows the status as stopped.
Jitesh Sinha
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Joined: Jun 19, 2004
Posts: 146
I got it started through service as well.
The jvm.dll path was incorrect previously under java tab of the Apache/Tomcat properties window.I don't know how it took that path but after correcting it,it works fine.
Thanks Ben for your help!!I am fine for now!!
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