I haven't used RH in a while. The last few years I have been using debian and gentoo. Now that I want to come back to RH, I see that much has changed. So, I am in the process of evaluating RH Enterprise v6.
I am trying to install tomcat6, using yum (I try to stick with the distro packages when and where possible).
I did this:
yum install tomcat*
and it installed these packages:
I have these java packages installed:
And my alternatives:
*+ 1 /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-openjdk.x86_64/bin/java
I start the service like so: /etc/init.d/tomcat6 start
I do a netstat:
tcp 0 0 :::8080 :::* LISTEN 9629/java
(an nmap from another machine on the network also shows port 8080 open)
I have shutdown my firewall (for testing purposes)
So it looks like everything is on beam, but whenever I point my browser to it I get a blank screen (firefox), a file not found error (konqueror) and a invalid address error (Opera). From the localhost, I am using http://localhost:8080 or http://127.0.0.1:8080, and the IP address from another computer on the network. Clearly it is not working.
There are no errors in the catalina log files.
This has always been a simple affair, but I've blown several hours now trying to figure out what has gone wrong. I cannot find any recent documentation on how to install this (using distro packages). All I could find from RH was for Enterprise v4, and the documentation I found for centOS and other distros haven't helped.
Can someone please clue me in?