So I was playing around with a ubuntu 11 VPS, and I installed tomcat using apt-get, and after some time I messed something up, and instead of figuring out the issue I thought I could just remove the package and start over.
sudo apt-get remove tomcat6
I noticed when I removed the package, the folders that tomcat used were still around, so I deleted them:
/etc/tomcat6 /var/lib/tomcat6/ /usr/share/tomcat6
When I tried to install the package again, there were some errors as it was trying to look for files in I believe
/usr/share/tomcat6 (I don't recall now).
Did I miss a step or something, shouldn't have this theoretically worked?