Did you create your WAR file from the working copy on your local PC? In that case, jForum will think it has been "installed" and try to use the DB, etc on your local PC. This can cause problems.
The war file should be made from the distribute zip.
Another possibility is that your application server is not doing an "autoexpand" on the war but trying to run it from the compressed war file. Since jForum needs to have a place to store config info and other stuff (like attachments, avatars, and the like), it may not work if run in this mode. [originally posted on jforum.net by monroe]
I have the same problem!!!
A few days ago a wrote about it but nobody answered to me.
I made the war because the "war" you can download is a ZIP file which cotains a folder and the WAR can�t start with a folder. That is why I unpacked and ZIPPED it again with the contents of the big folder.
Is it OK?
First execution was /install.jsp
Apache Tomcat 5.5.4
Please help. [originally posted on jforum.net by JDavid]