Is Java/Tomcat on FBSD practical?

Jan Grant Jan.Grant at
Wed Nov 5 04:43:01 PST 2003

On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Heath Volmer wrote:

> Hi. I'm new to FreeBSD, my previous -nix experience coming from OSX and
> Debian/Suse linux.  I've been generally very happy with the performance
> and relative ease of setup on my 4.8 system.
> My biggest problem has been Java.  I've done the diablo 1.3 package and
> java seemed to work (java -v), but when I install Tomcat it won't start.
> I've done the same install on mac and windows with no problem.  The
> stack trace is completely alien to me and I can try to get it if it
> would help.
> I'm basically wondering if running Tomcat or any other java on this
> machine is realistic or not.
> Thanks, Heath

Check on how up-to-date your system is. There were fixes that went into
the base system post 4.8-R which are probably relevant.

FWIW I've got tomcat running happily under the 1.3 and the 1.4 native
ports on a -stable freebsd.

jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol.
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