[Deploying Sakai] Trouble with getting the binary Sakai to run

Steve Swinsburg s.swinsburg at lancaster.ac.uk
Mon Jul 13 10:38:37 PDT 2009

Hi Shane,

You aren't using the Tomcat that ships with Ubuntu are you? It's  
recommended not to do this and to download a fresh copy, unpack and go.

When you startup Tomcat, take a look at TOMCAT/logs/catalina.out via  
'tail -f catalina.out' to see whats happening. Post back your results.

Also, what version Java? And do you have your environment variables  
setup correctly?


On 13 Jul 2009, at 18:35, Shane Tully wrote:

> Hi all, I am trying to get the binary version of Sakai to run on an  
> Ubuntu 9.04 64bit server. I have Apache Tomcat, the JDK/JRE and  
> Apache Maven installed and running properly. From what I understand  
> from the Sakai 2.5 installation documentation (http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/DOC/Install+Guide+-+Binary+Install+%282.5%29 
> ), all I need to do "is unpack the binary archive at the root Tomcat  
> directory and the appropriate *.wars, *.jars, etc., for the Sakai  
> application will be deposited in the correct locations." However,  
> when I do this Tomcat does nothing. I tried  
> but it 404's. I have only been able to get the demo running  
> successfully. Please let me know if I am missing something big here  
> and/or if more details are required. I've followed the installation  
> guide to a tee multiple times, but I still get no errors; Tomcat  
> just doesn't do anything. Are there any log files that may help  
> diagnose what's wrong? Any help or a point in the right directio
> n is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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