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How to run Tomcat without JDK

 
Anu Kalra
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My question is that is it possible to run TOMCAT without JDK. I feel that during startup, TOMCAT looks for JAVA_HOME. Is there a way by which i can copy a few JAR file to Tomcat directory and run it.
I do not want to install JDK, but run TOMCAT.
I have WAR file ready, so i do not even require to compile my JSPs
Kindly suggest me.
 
William Brogden
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Tomcat has gotten many features over the years and may not be the best choice if you want a really compact installation that only uses Java runtime jars.
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[ May 24, 2005: Message edited by: William Brogden ]
 
Ben Souther
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Tomcat 5.5 and up ships with it's own compiler.
Because of this, you only need a JRE.

NOTE: The jre needs to be 1.5.0 or better unless you also download and intall the compat libs. See the directions on the tomcat site.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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