Install Tomcat in Ubuntu is very easy. We can either install manually or with help of apt-get install.
1) Find a correct tomcat package to install
sudo apt-cache search tomcat
2) Install all Tomcat package with following command
sudo apt-get install tomcat5.5-webapps sudo apt-get install tomcat5.5-admin sudo apt-get install tomcat5.5
apt-get help Ubuntu to configure almost everything and create a script put inside init.d folder for Tomcat auto startup script. we can start/stop/restart Tomcat with following command
/etc/init.d/tomcat5.5 start /etc/init.d/tomcat5.5 stop /etc/init.d/tomcat5.5 restart
apt-get help to create a share folder in /usr/share also, please access
and issue a ls -lh in /usr/share/tomcat5.5 to find out the rest of the Tomcat location.
drwxr-xr-x bin drwxr-xr-x common lrwxrwxrwx conf -> /etc/tomcat5.5 lrwxrwxrwx doc -> ../doc/tomcat5.5 lrwxrwxrwx logs -> /var/lib/tomcat5.5/logs drwxr-xr-x server lrwxrwxrwx shared -> /var/lib/tomcat5.5/shared lrwxrwxrwx temp -> /var/lib/tomcat5.5/temp lrwxrwxrwx webapps -> /var/lib/tomcat5.5/webapps lrwxrwxrwx work -> /var/lib/tomcat5.5/work
This is even more easy that apt-get
1) Visit http://tomcat.apache.org/ to download Tomcat
2) Unzip it with tar -zxvf Tomcatxxx.tar
tar -zxvf apache-tomcat-6.0.16.tar.gz
3) No make or configuration required, just change to tomcat bin folder to start or stop Tomcat
:~/Desktop/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/bin$ sh startup.sh :~/Desktop/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/bin$ sh shutdown.sh
Personally i more prefer to install application manually, because it give full control of where application folder should be store.