[kaffe] NEWS - Tomcat 5 runs on Kaffe

Alan Tam Tam at SiuLung.com
Fri Jul 16 08:46:01 PDT 2004


This is a guide on running Tomcat (5.0.27) under Kaffe 
(1.1.4PRE1.1.5-11) currently in Debian unstable.

* Install kaffe and any compiler from Debian unstable *
# apt-get install -t unstable kaffe jikes-kaffe

* Download Tomcat 5.0.27 from apache *

* Make sure JAVA_HOME points to kaffe *
sltam at delta:~/jakarta-tomcat-5.0.27$ echo $JAVA_HOME

* Since kaffe does not come with mx4j, we have to use the one 
distributed with tomcat by editing bin/catalina.sh . *
sltam at delta:~/jakarta-tomcat-5.0.27$ diff -u bin/catalina.sh-old 
--- bin/catalina.sh-old 2004-06-18 09:00:14.000000000 +0800
+++ bin/catalina.sh     2004-07-16 23:10:41.000000000 +0800
@@ -101,6 +101,7 @@
 if [ -n "$JSSE_HOME" ]; then

* Since somewhere in Coyote javax.security.auth is refered but not used, 
a dummy class is created to make the class loadable. *
 if [ -z "$CATALINA_BASE" ] ; then
sltam at delta:~/jakarta-tomcat-5.0.27$ echo "package javax.security.auth; 
public class Subject {}" > Subject.java
sltam at delta:~/jakarta-tomcat-5.0.27$ jikes-kaffe Subject.java -d 

* Run tomcat now. *
sltam at delta:~/jakarta-tomcat-5.0.27$ bin/catalina.sh run
Using CATALINA_BASE:   /home/sltam/jakarta-tomcat-5.0.27
Using CATALINA_HOME:   /home/sltam/jakarta-tomcat-5.0.27
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /home/sltam/jakarta-tomcat-5.0.27/temp
Using JAVA_HOME:       /usr/lib/kaffe

* Discussion *

Wait for a few seconds and http://localhost:8080/ should be ready.

To access the tomcat admin/manager, add a user into 
conf/tomcat-users.xml to "admin" and "manager" group respectively and 
restart the server.

To access the tomcat5 admin, install libcommons-beanutils-java, 
libcommons-digester-java.jar and libstruts-1.1-java and symlink the 
respective jar files into common/lib.

If you want to see the logs from catalina:
$ export 
I have no idea why this is not the default, but anyway it works.

* Remarks *

A screenshot of the manager interface is attached.

If you don't like the commons-dbcp (>= 1.2.1), commons-pool (>= 1.2) and 
(commons-logging >= 1.0.4) dependency, which is not available even in 
Debian unstable, you can also try tomcat 5.0.25 and it should also works 
as expected.

I suppose all components in this installation are free 
(javax.security.auth.* should be stubbed somehow), and most of them has 
been reported to compile under kaffe/sablevm. It is just a matter time 
until we see all of them available in main.

Thanks folks from Debian, Kaffe and GNU for your great work!


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