How to install Tomcat5.5 in Debian Lenny?

here are a few hints to get you started:

  • you need to change your /etc/apt/sources.list so it does include the non-free repository,
    so it will look like that:
    deb lenny main non-free contrib
    deb lenny/updates main non-free contrib
  • now run:
    aptitude update;
    aptitude install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-jdk
    for production systems you might want to use Java 5 JRE instead:
    aptitude install sun-java5-jre sun-java5-jdk
  • now you need to tell your system, that you want to use the just installed JRE version:
    update-alternatives --config java
    update-alternatives --config javac
  • check if it has worked out:
    java -version
    javac -version
  • now you need to add JAVA_HOME to your bash enviroment:
    edit /etc/bash.bashrc and add:
    export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/
    or if you installed Java 5 JRE:
    export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-5-sun/
  • log out and login to your system again, or run the relevant above command
  • apt-get install tomcat5.5 tomcat5.5-admin tomcat5.5-webapps
  • you can try if Tomcat is working, by connecting from your server to http://localhost:8180
    the login credentials are stored here: $TOMCAT_HOME/etc/tomcat-users.xml


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