JSPwiki & Ubuntu 8.10

Asked by matscape

Our goal is to run JSPwiki.
Our system runs Ubuntu 8.10.
Ubuntu 8.10 is delivered with Tomcat 6 running.

However it seems that JSPWiki requires Tomcat 5.5.

Q1: Which is best : Tomcat 5.5 or 6 ?

Q2: How to start Tomcat 5.5 ? Where should the JRE_HOME and/or JAVA_HOME be set ? Is is a conf file for this in Tomcat ?

Q3: How to start JSPwiki ? A war file to install ? How ? A process ? An HTTP adress ?

Tnx for your time and help.

Best regards,

Philippe Gonze

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Kristian Rink (kawazu) said :

Running JSPWiki on an Ubuntu installation in productive environment, a few short answers on that:

Q1: We do use tomcat 6, though for no particular reasons (it should work with 5.5 too).

Q2: In our environment, we keep Java/Tomcat/... packages installed separately from Ubuntu package management (i.e. vanilla java.sun.com JDK and tomcat downloaded from tomcat.apache.org) living in /opt/appserver/. To start/stop things, we do have an /etc/init.d/ script which does both setting CATALINA_HOME and JAVA_HOME before starting tomcat using tomcats own startup mechanism (catalina.sh start).

Q3: We do have JSPWiki deployed to the running tomcat instance like any other .war file - throwing it into the webapps folder and starting up tomcat should make tomcat unpack and start it. Eventually you will have to restart tomcat after doing so because there are some configuration options inside the JSPWiki webapp you might want to have a look at.

Being pretty brief on that here - feel free to ask if you'd like to have more in-depth information. :)

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