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I'm trying to install axis2 onto tomcat6 and I'm having some difficulties.

I've installed tomcat6 using apt and I've downloaded the axis2.war file and placed it in /usr/share/tomcat6/webapps/.

From the instructions I'm following, tomcat should now unpack the war file and create and axis2 directory in webapps/ but this is not happening.

I can see the default tomcat page on http://localhost:8080/ but I cannot see the axis2 page on http://localhost:8080/axis2/

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I managed to figure this out. In tomcat6, you need to set-up an admin user and go to the manager application to launch war files. Problem solved :)

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Copy axis2.war under the path /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps which is my case, you can check in your system. But make it sure that you are not copying else where or inside webapps any other folder like root (/).

Once you've copied axis2.war in the above path then restart the tomcat6 server from path /usr/share/tomcat6 by using

./shutdown.sh 

and

./startup.sh. 
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