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    Question how to install tomcat 5.5

    hey,

    i'm kinda new to all this here so i'm sorry in advance if i'm asking stupid questions.

    i need to get apache tomcat 5.5 (what is the difference between jakarta tomcat and apache tomcat anyway ?) running but i dont know how.

    usually i just open the software management in yast and install whatever i need. but it only offers me tomcat6 not 5 ..
    so i figured i need to download tomcat 5.5 from the offial tomcat website ...

    i extracted the archive. but now what ?

    i remember a friend who had it running just entering rctomcat5 start to get it running but thats pretty much after the whole installation routing i think ..


    thank you in advance :-)

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    Default Re: how to install tomcat 5.5

    The jakarta project was subsumed under the apache (of which the eponymous webserver is just the most well-known product) project, so they are the same thing.

    Why not just try it with tomcat6? Usually it will work with a higher version.

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    Default Re: how to install tomcat 5.5

    hey

    we have a big web project running that is not compatible with tomcat 6 ... so :-(

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    Default Re: how to install tomcat 5.5

    In that case your best bet is probably to unpack the tomcat 5.5 package somewhere like /opt/tomcat-5.5 and maintain that independently of OpenSUSE's software system.

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    if i only understood what all those words mean :-(

    i really don't get what my next step is .. sorry ...

    if somebody has the time to explain the whole thing step by step as if i was a 5 year old that would help me the most here :-) ...

    so if there's anybody out there .. please

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    Default Re: how to install tomcat 5.5

    Quote Originally Posted by hamlax
    if i only understood what all those words mean :-(

    i really don't get what my next step is .. sorry ...

    if somebody has the time to explain the whole thing step by step as if
    i was a 5 year old that would help me the most here :-) ...

    so if there's anybody out there .. please
    Hi
    I don't know if this will help?
    http://en.opensuse.org/Tomcat_HOWTO

    Hmmm, maybe if you feel your a bit out of your depth and this is a
    critical project, maybe you should look at getting a consultant (or
    your friend) to assist?

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    Default Re: how to install tomcat 5.5

    Yeah, it might be better for you to call in some help. Configuring a normal package may be hard, but as I used to whinge to a friend, everything is 3 times in Java. 3 times more code to write, 3 times harder to understand what's happening, 3 times longer to configure anything, 3 times slower to run, ad nauseum.

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    Default Re: how to install tomcat 5.5

    hey there

    i got it running now (it worked with tomcat6)

    the problem is that i cannot connect from outside using the ipaddress:8080 .. (local works) ...

    the firewall is in the way and i was trying to add http as an allowed service in yast but it doesnt appear in the list... any suggestions ??

    thx

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    Default Re: how to install tomcat 5.5

    http refers to port 80. I don't know if there's a name for 8080. You can always specify the port by number.

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