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Old 09-08-2004, 07:42 PM   #1
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Anybody know how to install Tomcat4 with Apache on Debian?

Basically, I have installed jdk1.3 so that jsp files can be compiled etc.. however I now need to install Tomcat and link it with Apache and I'm unsure how to do this... Should I install libapache-mod-jk (the connector for Apache 1.3 to the Tomcat Servlet Engine) first and then install tomcat4 and then install tomcat4-web-apps for documentation and examples?? Could anyone help me with this? I'm running Debian Woody..

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Old 09-08-2004, 10:01 PM   #2
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Have you tried just apt-get install tomcat4? I would expect that to sort out the config and dependencies for you.
Old 09-27-2004, 10:59 PM   #3
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yes, you should install libapache-mod-jk. that's going to add the jk module into the apache modules directory. However, when I set this up I still had a fair amount of work to do. One of the tough parts was getting java installed, I went with blackdown j2sdk1.4. Make sure you export your JAVA_HOME variable and then these are the basic steps I followed... You'll of course want to adapt things to your specific needs/environment but these notes come from a debian install...

* apt-get install tomcat4
* apt-get install libapache-mod-jk
* create file /etc/apache/conf.d/mod_jk.conf with these contents:

Load mod_jk module
LoadModule jk_module /usr/lib/apache/1.3/
# Declare the module for <IfModule directive>
AddModule mod_jk.c
# Where to find
JkWorkersFile /etc/libapache-mod-jk/
# Where to put jk logs
JkLogFile /var/log/apache/mod_jk.log
# Set the jk log level [debug/error/info]
JkLogLevel info
# Select the log format
JkLogStampFormat "[%a %b %d %H:%M:%S %Y] "
# JkOptions indicate to send SSL KEY SIZE,
JkOptions +ForwardKeySize +ForwardURICompat -ForwardDirectories
# JkRequestLogFormat set the request format
JkRequestLogFormat "%w %V %T"
# Send servlet for context /examples to worker named worker1
JkMount /examples/servlet/* local
# Send JSPs for context /examples to worker named worker1
JkMount /examples/*.jsp local

# Special directive provided by mod_jk that tells Apache to
# forward requests (maybe only JSP requests, I'm not sure) in
# these directories to Tomcat.ajp13 is the protocol used to
# talk to Tomcat.
JkMount /struts-examples/* local

* modify /etc/libapache-mod-jk/ to create a worker called local as in the following:

# Tomcat and Java configuration
# Definition for local worker using AJP 1.3

* check /etc/tomcat4/server.xml and make sure the ajp13 connector is uncommented
* run apachectl configtest and make sure it looks ok
* restart tomcat first so apache will be able to bind to the process: /etc/init.d/tomcat4 restart
* restart apache: apachectl restart

Last edited by jandersen78; 09-27-2004 at 11:01 PM.
Old 11-22-2004, 04:09 AM   #4
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Hi! All.

Why we don't directly use the Tomcat httpd server function? Any adventage of Tomcat work with Apache? I have interest to know. Is security concern, speed, easy management....consideration?

Old 11-22-2004, 10:14 AM   #5
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Good question? I don't have any really good answer but I think I read once that apache is more efficient at serving things like images, js and css files... Anyone know? This might be best answered in a separate post...


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