Hi Guy's !!!
I want to deploy a web appln in Tomcat 4 in the same simple way as is done in Tomcat 3.2.1. In the sence i do not want to create a .war file which is created in Tomcat 4 though the use of the depoyment tool which internally carries out the task of creating the the deployment descriptor file - web.xml. The reason being that the when Tomcat 4 server is used along with the deployment tool it slows the system to a considerable extent.Also, i would like to have the flexibilty to edit the deployment descriptor file anytime without much difficulty. Is it nessacessy to have a .war file ?
Also, in order to make the system perform better & reduce the load of both these programs(Tomcat server & deploy tool) i tried to do away with the deployment tool by trying to use the Manager App. For this i created a dummy appln, the folder & file paths of which were as follows :
However, on trying to install this application using the Manager Command http://localhost:8080/manager/install?path=dummyappln&war=file:/c:\jwsdp\webapps\dummyappln
the appln got install and gave an indication of "running" when the following url was accessed http://localhost:8080/manager/list.
But, finally on running the application it threw a "resource not available" exception. On checking the logs folder ie c:\jwsdp\logs folder i found that it had logged an internal server error : "web.xml not found, defaults set". That is since it was'nt able to find web.xml it was unable to read the "<servlet>" & "<servet-mapping>" tags and thus finally could'nt locate the servlet.
Can someone pls tell me where i am going wrong !!! Does'nt everything seem right ... pls let me know.