Installing tomcat6 Ubuntu 10.10

Hello all,

The following are the direct steps for installing tomcat 6 under Ubuntu and get started using it:
open a terminal and write the following commands while you are a root ( su ).
NOTE: Do not forget to restart the service after each change to get the effects applied.
Installation
apt-get install tomcat6 tomcat6-admin tomcat6-common tomcat6-user tomcat6-docs tomcat6-examples


The previous command installs the necessary files and libraries to run tomcat.


To insure the server has been installed, write the following in your browser:
localhost:8080 (this port can be seen and changed. look at section changing port number to know the step. )


You will get a message indicates every thing is ok. I recommend you to read it carefully, It gives you the next steps to start.


As you will read you will mostly need to do the following steps:


Add user with a manager role to be able to use the web administration tool. To do this you will need to edit /etc/tomcat6/tomcat-user.xml file


Add the following under the tag names tomcat-users
<p</p








Common Used Commands:


Also There is some commands you will need frequently to start, stop, restart the service:

sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat6 start

sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat6 stop

sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat6 restart

sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat6 status



Changing Port Number



if you are running multiple web services, you may be in need to change the tomcat port (default 8080) to another UN-USED port number.

This can be done by editing the /etc/tomcat6/server.xml



Search for the following :
8080” protocol=”HTTP/1.1″
connectionTimeout=”20000″
URIEncoding=”UTF-8″
redirectPort=”8443″ />


change the 8080 to any number you want.




Running your web applications:


your applications should be placed in /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps/
to be recognized and run though web browser. After that, you can access it directly from your web browser




I guess this all what you need to get started.


Good luck.


Mohammed Saudi
msaudi.blogspot.com


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