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    How to install tomcat?

    How to install tomcat?


    2. Once latest Java installed and configured correctly on the system, we will move forward to download and install latest stable version of Tomcat 8 (i.e. 8.0.23). If you want to cross check, if any newer version available, go to following Apache download page and cross check.


    3. Next create a /opt/tomcat/ directory and download the latest version of Apache Tomcat 8 under this directory, also for cross checking the download file, we will be downloading hash file. The download will take some time depending upon your connection speed.

    # mkdir /opt/tomcat/ && cd /opt/tomcat
    # wget https://www.interior-dsgn.com/apache/tomcat/tomcat-8/v8.0.23/bin/apache-tomcat-8.0.23.zip
    # wget httpss://www.apache.org/dist/tomcat/tomcat-8/v8.0.23/bin/apache-tomcat-8.0.23.zip.md5

    Note: Make sure to replace the version number in the above download link with the latest version available if it was different.

    4. Now verify the MD5 Checksum against the key.

    # cat apache-tomcat-8.0.23.zip.md5
    # md5sum apache-tomcat-8.0.23.zip

    5. Extract the Tomcat zip and cd to ‘apache-tomcat-8.0.23/bin/‘ directory.

    # unzip apache-tomcat-8.0.23.zip
    # cd apache-tomcat-8.0.23/bin

    6. Now make Linux scripts executable that is under ‘apache-tomcat-8.0.23/bin/‘ and then create symbolic link of startup and shutdown script for tomcat as:

    Change all scripts *.sh executable only for root as,

    # chmod 700 /opt/tomcat/apache-tomcat-8.0.23/bin/*.sh

    Create Symbolic link for startup script as,

    # ln -s /opt/tomcat/apache-tomcat-8.0.23/bin/startup.sh /usr/bin/tomcatup
    Create Symbolic link for shutdown script as,

    # ln -s /opt/tomcat/apache-tomcat-8.0.23/bin/shutdown.sh /usr/bin/tomcatdown
    7. Now to start tomcat, you just need to fire the below command as root from anywhere in the shell.

    # tomcatup

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