starting Tomcat6

Joseph Simmons josephdsimmons at
Tue Dec 23 20:02:07 UTC 2008

Changing tomcat6_enable to tomcat60_enable worked I'm able to connect
on port 8180, thanks for the help.

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 1:57 PM, Matthew Seaman
<m.seaman at> wrote:
> Joseph Simmons wrote:
>> I have tomcat6_enable="YES" in rc.conf and I don't see any tomcat
>> process when I ps aux. When I try to start the script, nothing is
>> returned either, I'd expect there to be some success or failure
>> message as there is when starting apache22.
> The process you'ld start is called 'java' according to ps(1) -- tomcat
> runs inside that.
> You certainly should get some output from the startup script.  Seeing
> nothing
> at all is a classic symptom of not having the right settings in rc.conf
> Try using sockstat(1) to see if you have anything likely with a network
> listener on ports 8180 8005 or 8009.  Note that tomcat doesn't bind to
> port 80 (or 443 for SSL enabled versions) unless you modify server.xml
> If there's a port 8180 listener, then http://localhost:8180/ should get
> you the default tomcat home page.
> If not then you should be able to find some logs in
> /usr/local/apache-tomcat6.0/logs  which may offer clues.
>        Cheers,
>        Matthew
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