Is Java/Tomcat on FBSD practical?

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Wed Nov 5 04:45:19 PST 2003

On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 16:58:19 -0700, 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

I have Tomcat 4.1.27 running with a native compile of JDK1.4.  It's been 
working fine for me for almost a year now.  It's a low volume site, but I've 
been happy running it on FreeBSD.  

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