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Old 03-19-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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newbie installing Tomcat in Linux


Hi,
I am new to Linux, I was told to install Tomcat and Solr in Linux, I found this tutorial :
http://java.dzone.com/articles/how-i...#comment-96459

Please I want start asking some question and your help will be appreciated.

My first question :
After installing Tomcat from binary :
Code:
cd /usr/shared/
wget http://apache.cc.uoc.gr/tomcat/tomcat-7/v7.0.22/bin/apache-tomcat-7.0.22.tar.gz
tar -zxvf apache-tomcat-7.0.22.tar.gz
rm apache-tomcat-7.0.22.tar.gz
Why the author of this tutorial said :
Next you must install tomcat native by downloading the source ?
 
Old 03-19-2013, 09:46 AM   #2
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That's not source code. It's tomcat binaries in a tar.gz archive (tarball). I'm not sure of your question; how do you *want* to install it? You've got 3 options: precompiled binaries in a tarball (what you've apparently outlined), prebuilt package for your distribution (in a package repository usually), or build from source which can be technical for users new to Linux and Tomcat.

What distro are you using?
 
Old 03-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #3
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because tomcat and tomcat-native are not the same thing. The apache-tomcat package will be java based portable code, whereas the native package will be needed to run it on a per architecture basis.
 
Old 03-19-2013, 02:54 PM   #4
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Thanks lot for your helps.
To install java I found some people do :
yum install java

other people do :
yum install java-(version)-openjdk
yum install java-(version)-openjdk-devel

Can you please advise me on which one is the correct one ?
thanks
 
Old 03-19-2013, 08:46 PM   #5
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It highly depends on the application you install. I would recommend rather than reading run of the mill tutorials you read the official documentation for the version of Solr you plan to run. Documentation from the software creator is almost always the best source. Looking at the documentation for Solr 4.2 right at the top they have system requirements. That's where they outline the version of Java needed (minimum Java 6; or Java 7 Update 1). They recommend to always run the latest patched version of Java whether you go with Java 6 or Java 7.

Really it's up to you.
 
  


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