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Trouble running tomcat on Ubuntu Linux.

 
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Hello there,

Having trouble running tomcat on Ubuntu Linux 7.0.4.

I installed tomcat under:

/home/untz/DevTools/Java/tomcat/apache-tomcat-5.5.25

Created the CATALINA_HOME system environmental variable inside my .profile directory.

When I try to run TOMCAT, this is what I get:



This file (catalina.sh) is obviously located in the right directory...

When I try to run this file, this is what I get:



My CLASSPATH is set as:



What am I possibly doing wrong?

Happy programming,

Unnsse
 
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Look inside the file /home/untz/DevTools/Java/tomcat/apache-tomcat-5.5.25/bin/catalina.sh and find out what it is doing with the BASEDIR variable.

Is CATALINA_HOME set correctly? What do you get if you type:

echo $CATALINA_HOME
 
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A quick way to rule out any typos in your environment variable is to use either the cd or ls command:



If neither of those work, you know you've got it wrong.

Also, unless you're trying to run more than one instance of Tomcat from the same codebase, there is no need to explicitly set the CATALINA_HOME environment variable. You only need to set JAVA_HOME or JRE_HOME.
startup.sh will set the CATALINA_HOME variable for you.
 
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Jesper & Ben,

Thanks for the responses!

There are not any typos...



Or:



Now, I thought it was a permissions things so inside the bin directory, I conducted a chmod + x *.sh:



When I try to run Tomcat, this is what I get:



Contents of startup.sh:



Contents of setclasspath.sh:



I am getting the BASEDIR problem in both OS X Tiger and Ubuntu 7.0.4...

When I googled, this problem, it seems as if a bunch of people were experiencing this but there was no solutions?!

See the search results (from Google) here.

This is really frustrating!

In the past five years, I've never experienced a problem that seems so simple to solve but something that just comes out of the box (when one downloads and unzips Tomcat from http://tomcat.apache.org)!?

With thanks,

Unnsse
 
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What does the following command print on the console?

env

rgds,
tualha
 
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I actually got it working...

What it was is that after you set the system environmental variable, you are supposed to start tomcat by manually issuing the entire path, instead of issuing it from $CATALINA_HOME.

So, for example, if $CATALINA_HOME is set to /usr/local/tomcat/

instead of trying to run it from the command line by issuing:

sh $CATALINA_HOME/bin/startup.sh

One should do it manually:

cd /usr/local/tomcat
/usr/local/tomcat $ sh startup.sh

And wa la! You'll see:

Using CATALINA_BASE: /usr/local/tomcat/
Using CATALINA_HOME: /usr/local/tomcat/
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /usr/local/tomcat/
Using JRE_HOME:
/System/Library/frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.5.0/Home

After doing this once, $CATALINA_HOME works...

Got it working in both Linux and OS X...

Cheers,

Unnsse
[ October 12, 2007: Message edited by: Unnsse Khan ]
 
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do chmod +x catalina.sh
chmod +x startup.sh
and same for all .sh files in the tomcat bin dir it will work
 
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chmod +x *.sh will do the trick.
 
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Unnsse Khan wrote:Hello there,

Having trouble running tomcat on Ubuntu Linux 7.0.4.

I installed tomcat under:

/home/untz/DevTools/Java/tomcat/apache-tomcat-5.5.25

Created the CATALINA_HOME system environmental variable inside my .profile directory.

When I try to run TOMCAT, this is what I get:



This file (catalina.sh) is obviously located in the right directory...

When I try to run this file, this is what I get:



My CLASSPATH is set as:



What am I possibly doing wrong?

Happy programming,

Unnsse



Hehe I get this:

something in the path is wonky.. but the server seems to start fine.
 
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