stop/start services

eoghan freebsd at
Wed Apr 12 19:46:36 UTC 2006

Matthew Seaman wrote:
> eoghan wrote:
>> I asked a question about stopping/starting tomcat, but I suppose I didnt
>> ask it right.
>> What I should have asked is:
>> How do I stop/start services that I have enabled in my rc.conf, such as
>> mysql, tomcat etc. I have tried from my rc.d/ with tomcat but it will
>> not work for me...
> Like this:
>     /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ start
> If that doesn't print out anything then double check what's in /etc/rc.conf
> If the service apparently starts up, but then you find it's not running
> a few seconds later, then check any log files that application uses -- it's
> quite often the case that there's a configuration fubar somewhere that is
> causing the service to give up.
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew

Hi Matthew,
Well I have the service enabled in my rc.conf... so going to 
localhost:8180 shows me the default tomcat page saying its working 
etc... the jsp examples work fine.
When i try /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ stop
i get:
tomcat55 not running? (check /var/run/
Thats it. contains 2039.
I created a jsp file with just plain html in it... but when i browse to 
it I get a HTTP 500 error (exception report).
I have the file in the correct place according to the docs so Im not 
sure why is not working... I have originally some small piece of jsp but 
figured Id have to restart the server in order for it to work, which is 
what Im trying to do now...

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