[CentOS] Tomcat 6 and Java 1.6

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Tue Aug 25 19:04:03 UTC 2009

>>>>>>>>> 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.
>>>>>>> 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.

Thanks a lot! It is working now

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