[CentOS] Installing Tomact as a service... update

Preston Crawford me at prestoncrawford.com
Tue Nov 1 04:56:24 UTC 2005

> On 10/31/05, Preston Crawford <me at prestoncrawford.com> wrote:
>> I give up. This works as root, but not as "tomcat" user. There is
>> something really wrong at the nexus of Tomcat 5.0.28, Hibernate 3 and
>> CentOS. And I can't for the life of me figure out what it is. This app,
>> as
>> currently configured, runs fine under Websphere on Windows and under
>> Tomcat on Windows.
>> Preston
> I really hate to say "I told you so" (
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2005-October/014099.html )
> but these instructions WORK, are TESTED, and will take you about 5
> minutes apart from download time. Not to mention that they should also
> be compatible with the apps repository for centos once it's rolled
> out. Once you're done, 'service tomcat5 start' is all that's
> needed.....

You are right and you are right. :-) Those work and they're tested.

But your solution doesn't fit me. I need complete control over the version
of Tomcat, JDK, etc. that I'm running. I figured out the problem, so I'm
fine now. I can't exactly tell you what I did differently. I just unpacked
Tomcat again, reinstalled our custom configurations and it started


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