[CentOS] Java+Tomcat on CentOS 6.x

John Kienitz jkienitz at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 18 03:18:21 UTC 2012

>From: John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

>To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> 
>Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:40 PM
>Subject: [CentOS] Java+Tomcat on CentOS 6.x
>So whats good practice for installing Java/JDK and Tomcat for EL6 these 
>days?   The base repository included Tomcat6.6 is built with GCJ which 
>I'd rather avoid. I'm fine with using OpenJDK ... Do most folks just use 
>the Apache tarball for Tomcat and install it in a user directory or 
>/opt/something ?
>john r pierce                            N 37, W 122
>santa cruz ca                         mid-left coast

We still like our customers to use the Oracle / Sun JDK, and the Apache tarball.

Our ops people recommend putting it all in /usr/local/ourcompany.  /opt is probably
a better place.

OpenJDK for Java 6 has issues, and I / we don't trust Java 7 of any flavor yet.

Tomcat 7 is good.

John Kienitz

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