Install Apache Tomcat

Posted under » Ubuntu » Linux on 15 July 2010

Because Tomcat version 6 was included in Ubuntu 9.04, installing a working Tomcat server is reasonably straightforward. However, before we can start installing Tomcat itself, we must first install Java.

Install Java

apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts

Once it downloads the packages and begins the installation, you'll get a screen that contains the Sun Operating System Distributor License for Java and hit Enter to continue. This may seem a tricky thing to do if you are new to linux. Just press Tab to select your options and hit Enter to select.

You'll want to confirm that your system is configured properly for Sun's JRE.

java -version

Install tomcat 6 in ubuntu 9.04

sudo apt-get install tomcat6 tomcat6-admin tomcat6-common tomcat6-user tomcat6-docs tomcat6-examples

This command downloads and install the following packages

To start, stop, restart and get the server status

sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat6 start
sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat6 stop
sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat6 restart
sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat6 status

After installation type http://localhost:8080. Now you should see tomcat welcome page which will be served from here


* To enable admin web based features add the following lines to your /etc/tomcat6/tomcat-user.xml

Change tomcat server to run on port 80

You need to edit the /etc/tomcat6/server.xml file

default home page is /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps/ROOT/index.html


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