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I am running Ubuntu 11.10 and have downloaded and unpacked the JDK tarball:


into folder usr/java/jdk1.7.0_17

I have downloaded tomcat7 from the apache archive site:


I have unpacked the tarball into usr/share/apache-tomcat-7.0.27 folder

then updated dot.bash_profile with:


After reboot, I still cannot get Tomcat running using:

gksudo service tomcat7 start

which the only response from terminal is to enter root password and then:


which is the prompt.

What am I missing?

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After reboot, I still cannot get Tomcat running using: why not? (error messages tend to be the way to find answers ;) ) And did you not need to add parameters to path so the system knows it needs to look in usr/share/apache-tomcat-7.0.27?? –  Rinzwind Apr 5 '13 at 14:10
No error message is displayed, only the next prompt line. I get 0 feedback after sending the command. –  Android Addict Apr 5 '13 at 14:12
ah... possible -> did you alter .bash to include CATALINA_HOME? –  Rinzwind Apr 5 '13 at 14:14
I updated bash_profile with CATALINA_HOME, CATALINA_BASE and JAVA_HOME –  Android Addict Apr 5 '13 at 14:17
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