Installing Tomcat 7.0.22 on Mac OS X Lion

I have Mac OS X 10.7. I am following http://wolfpaulus.com/journal/mac/tomcat7 to install Tomcat. Following are the commands on my terminal, but nothing happens after the last line as its given in the guide. Why so?

Last login: Fri Oct 14 00:22:53 on ttys000
➜  ~ git:(master) ✗ sudo mkdir /usr/local
Password:
mkdir: /usr/local: File exists
➜  ~ git:(master) ✗ sudo mv ~/Downloads/apache-tomcat-7.0.22 /usr/local
mv: rename /Users/Vinisa/Downloads/apache-tomcat-7.0.22 to /usr/local/apache-tomcat-7.0.22: Directory not empty
➜  ~ git:(master) ✗ sudo ln -s /usr/local/apache-tomcat-7.0.22 /Library/Tomcat
ln: /Library/Tomcat/apache-tomcat-7.0.22: File exists
➜  ~ git:(master) ✗ sudo chown -R Vinisa /Library/Tomcat
➜  ~ git:(master) ✗ sudo chmod +x /Library/Tomcat/bin/*.sh
➜  ~ git:(master) ✗ 

Thanks!

Answers


You have to start the server:

/Library/Tomcat/bin/startup.sh

And point the browser to

http://localhost:8080

To see if it is working.


I am telling you I roamed all over the web & it would be a piece of cake after this. Just follow one by one

1)Type tomcat in google 2) Click on the website tomcat.apache.org 3) go to downloads -> tomcat 7 then scroll down to core 4) click on tar.gz (2nd option there) 5) open terminal and change directory to the folder where the apache-tomcat-7.0.40 is present (use cd foldername) 6) type

sudo chmod +x *.sh 

(it is used to give exectuable privelages to the files) 7) type

sh startup.sh

it will work and just display some lines like : Using CATALINA_BASE: /Users/Sriharshaa/Downloads/apache-tomcat-7.0.40 Using CATALINA_HOME: /Users/Sriharshaa/Downloads/apache-tomcat-7.0.40 Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /Users/Sriharshaa/Downloads/apache-tomcat-7.0.40/temp Using JRE_HOME: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_13.jdk/Contents/Home Using CLASSPATH: /Users/Sriharshaa/Downloads/apache-tomcat-7.0.40/bin/bootstrap.jar:/Users/Sriharshaa/Downloads/apache-tomcat-7.0.40/bin/tomcat-juli.jar 8) go to browser type

http://localhost:8080/ 

and if you get tomcat website then , tomcat is installed on your computer successfully !


Probably it's a wrong path. The correct path might be as follows,

sudo chmod +x /Library/Tomcat/bin/apache-tomcat-7.0.22/*.sh

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