Startup problems with tomcat5.5

Akshay Lamba akshay at
Tue May 1 14:57:37 UTC 2007

Andreas Schildbach wrote:
> After installing tomcat5.5 and sun-java5-jdk on Feisty, I can run
> sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat5.5 start
> However, Tomcat actually does not really start and does not open a port,
> although it can be seen in the process list.
> I need to do
> sudo less /var/log/tomcat5.5/catalina.out
> The second I do that, Tomcat starts up.
> Note that catalina.out it not a "regular file"; it has got the "p" flag.
> What does it mean?

Check the openbravo forums over at sourceforge. This is a know problem 
and has been discussed in length. Another way of firing tomcat5.5 could 
be to run:
/usr/share/tomcat5.5/bin/catalina run


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