I created a WAR in my Tomcat 4.1.36 container and then loaded it in another workstation Tomcat 4.1.27 container webapp directory. I stopped and started Tomcat and the War doesnt deploy in the webapp directory. It just shows the War file and no directory for my web application. If I create a War in the 4.1.27 container and deploy it in the same one it does work. Can someone give me advise on this on why the 4.1.36 to 4.1.27 War delployment wont work?
Do you have hot deployment enabled in the Tomcat 4.1 instance? (my guess is that you haven't). You can also deploy the war explicitly using the Tomcat manager (usually found on http://localhost:8080/manager/html); I'm not 100% if the Tomcat manager is always installed in 4.1, so if it isn't, you have to download & install it.