Not sure what the Tomcat install from the SuSE repo does, and what still needs to be done manually.

SuSE 11.1, fully patched
From the repo, the following modules were installed with their dependencies

Tomcat6
Tomcat6-webapps
Tomcat6-admin-webapps

Also, default Java modules are installed plus the devel module for openjdk1.6.

From another thread, I thought that maybe $CATALINA_HOME would be set to some default value? But, from a console no value is returned for $CATALINA_HOME.

Also, in the YAST System Runlevel applet, although autostart can be enabled and manually starting says is successful, the Tomcat does not autostart on bootup (no error I can find).

Any thoughts? Am stumped.