Software Development & Operating Systems

Notes on Software Development & Operating Systems

Install Tomcat 6 on Fedora


Install Java JDK on CentOS

Follow these steps to install Tomcat 7 on CentOS.

Tomcat 6 will be installed in /usr/local/tomcat

Login or su as root:

su root

Create Tomcat Group and User:

groupadd tomcat

useradd -g tomcat -s /sbin/nologin -d /opt/tomcat/temp tomcat

Create and Change directory to the install directory

cd /usr/local

mkdir tomcat

cd tomcat

Download the distribution:


Extract the distribution:

tar xvzf apache-tomcat-6.0.33.tar.gz

Change ownership to user tomcat:

cd apache-tomcat-6.0.33

chown -R tomcat:tomcat *

NOTE: When starting and stopping tomcat be sure to do it as the tomcat user!

cd /usr/local/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.33/bin

sudo -u tomcat ./


sudo -u tomcat ./

 If by chance you forget, and start or stop as root instead then go back and repeat the step to change ownership to user tomcat.

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