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Old 06-13-2005, 06:14 PM   #1
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Installing Tomcat 5.5 where did I go WRONG?

I am in the jsvc-src directory.
I run ./configure..... All goes well
It Finishes with

*** Writing output files ***
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating Makefile
config.status: creating Makedefs
config.status: native/Makefile
*** All Done ***
Now you can issue "make"

The Tomcat directions say to type make....
That does nothing for me...

I get curious and run ./Makefile

and I get a whole mess of
"command not found"
and a
" no such file or directory"

Where have I gone wrong?

I am running Suse 9.1
Old 06-14-2005, 11:12 AM   #2
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I'm a bit confused here. All of the tomcat instructions that I've seen require no configuration or compilation - just placing the jakarta-tomcat directory under (usually) /usr/local/java/ or wherever you want it installed. Which instructions are you using, and where did they come from?

I just downloaded the latest build, 5.5.9, and double-checked this. The instructions in RUNNING.txt are this:
(2.1) Download a binary distribution of Tomcat from:

(2.2) Unpack the binary distribution into a convenient location so that the
distribution resides in its own directory (conventionally named
"jakarta-tomcat-5"). For the purposes of the remainder of this document,
the symbolic name "$CATALINA_HOME" is used to refer to the full
pathname of the release directory.
So yeah, basically...untar the .tar.gz, and copy the entire directory that it untars into into /usr/local/java/ (or wherever)

A good explanation is here: although it might be a bit outdated, and you can adjust things as necessary for your system.
Old 06-14-2005, 05:48 PM   #3
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So I have no idea what I am talking about...

I am trying to do this part...

5. Create Daemon Startup Binary

As "root", I ran the following commands to make jsvc, which allows Tomcat 5 to
be run as a daemon or background thread:

# Needed if you just edited .bash_profile to add CATALINA_HOME
source ~/.bash_profile

tar xvfz jsvc.tar.gz
cd jsvc-src
# I found ./configure did not have execute rights for root.
chmod +711 ./configure
cp jsvc ..
cd ..I am trying to do this part....

The autoconf file is not there and the make file isn't...
Old 06-14-2005, 06:28 PM   #4
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That's really odd, actually.
The sequence of events is basically this - autoconf creates the ./configure script, which generates the Makefile. The tar that I downloaded this morning contained the jsvc.tar.gz file, which (when unzipped) did indeed contain the autoconf script (it will go away after it's run successfully, btw. That might be why you no longer have it). However, you can generate the configure script another way: `sh ./support/` That should generate an equivalent configure script, which you'll need to chmod +x. You should then be able to run ./configure, and after a successful run of that....well, a Makefile should be present, and you should just be able to run 'make'.

I don't know what else to say, except that with the most recent tomcat distribution, everything checks out...try removing the entire jsvc-src directory, re-untar'ing the jsvc.tar.gz file, and starting from the stage again?

One last thought - $JAVA_HOME is set correctly for you, right? If not, you'll need to pass options to configure, and the lack of that could be giving some problems.


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