[CentOS] Tomcat 6 and Java 1.6

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Tue Aug 25 18:31:53 UTC 2009

>>>>>>> I did a yum -y install tomcat5 and tomcat got installed with
>>>>>>> But
>>>>>>> somehow if I goto http://localhost:8080 
>>>>>>> I am unable to get to the tomcat default site.
>>>>>>> Correction. I got to a blank page. 
>>>>> Do a 'yum search tomcat' and note that there are several packages. If 
>>>>> you want the admin site and sample webapps you have to install the 
>>>>> corresponding packages.
>>>> Results as follows:-
>>>> =============================== Matched: tomcat
>>>> ================================
>>>> tomcat5-admin-webapps.i386 : The administrative web applications for
>> Jakarta
>>>>                            : Tomcat
>>>> tomcat5-webapps.i386 : Web applications for Jakarta Tomcat
>>> Are these two installed?  Or do you want them?  If you are going to 
>>> supply your own ROOT application you shouldn't need them, but if you 
>>> want to see something by default or have web administration access you 
>>> would.
>> Yes those are installed. I will need to have the administration site 
>> To manage. But it wont show up. Just a blank page
> Have you installed anything else that might conflict or replace 
> components?  Does 'java -version' show
> java version "1.6.0"?
> The default page should be what is at
> /var/lib/tomcat5/webapps/ROOT/index.jsp.  Does that look normal?  Do you 
> get something at http://localhost:8080/admin or 
> http://localhost:8080/manager/html?

[root at localhost ~]# java -version
java version "1.6.0"
OpenJDK  Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0-b09)
OpenJDK Client VM (build 1.6.0-b09, mixed mode)

I do have a /var/lib/tomcat5/webapps but it does not has the ROOT folder

[root at localhost webapps]# ls -la
total 16
drwxrwxr-x 2 root tomcat 4096 Jul 28 05:24 .
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root   4096 Aug 26 04:17 ..

Since there isn't a ROOT folder, I guess I cannot access to admin
or the manager site. But how come I don't have the ROOT folder and I am
to locate it anywhere. 

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