[CentOS] Tomcat 6 and Java 1.6

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 18:44:54 UTC 2009

CentOS List wrote:
>>>>>>>> I did a yum -y install tomcat5 and tomcat got installed with
> openjdk.
>>>>>>>> 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
> unable
> to locate it anywhere. 

Try an "rpm -e tomcat5-webapps" and let yum install it again.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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