wasnt sure wehter I should post this here or in the tomcat section, but ended up here since it looks like
I am missing something elementary.
I have installed tomcat 5.5 on a linux machine following the standard install instructions.
After having started tomcat using $CATALINA_HOME/bin/startup.sh I get:
Using CATALINA_BASE: /home/mcmurry/tomcat
Using CATALINA_HOME: /home/mcmurry/tomcat
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /home/mcmurry/tomcat/temp
Using JRE_HOME: /usr/bin/java
Using CLASSPATH: /home/imcmurry/tomcat/bin/bootstrap.jar
However when I open a browser and point it to http://localhost:8080
I receive the "Could not connect to remote server" message.
Checking catalina.out in the logs folder shows a possible reason: " /usr/bin/java/bin/java: not found"
I have set my $JAVA_HOME to /usr/bin/java and cannot work out why tomcat adds /bin/java to the folder it looks for.