[Deploying Sakai] tomcat not working properly

Steve Swinsburg steve.swinsburg at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 18:51:49 PST 2010

Hi Matthew,

When you startup, the log should be available in /opt/tomcat/logs/catalina.out

In a separate terminal window/tab, if you issue 'tail -f opt/tomcat/logs/catalina.out' as a command (without the ') then you'll see the log messages fly past. Check this for any exceptions or error messages, or just attach it here and we can take a look. However, delete the old one, then start Sakai again and send a fresh one so it doesn't contain multiple startups.

Also, make sure you aren't running anything on port 8080 already? Run 'netstat' and check the first table for the ports that are up, see if 8080 is amongst them.


On 13/01/2010, at 1:27 PM, Matthew De Leon wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am new to Sakai and I'm in the process of trying to install it for the first time (from the binary). I'm not an even a mildly experienced system administrator but nevertheless I've been charged with bringing this baby to fruition. 
> I followed the iinstallation nstructions very closely each step of the way, but I've now encountered a roadblock: http://localhost:8080 isn't loading. Furthermore, http://localhost:4848 isn't loading either, which supposedly is an online console for java? (Not sure if this matters or not.) Anyways, my only lead so far is an error I am receiving when running shutdown.sh in tomcat/bin. Here's a brief excerpt of the error I get:
> Error main org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina - Catalina.stop: java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused
> ......followed by a series of similar messages, like:
> at java.net.PlainSocketImp1.socketConnect(Native Method)
> The error is proceeded by this output:
> Using CATALINA_BASE: /opt/tomcat
> Using CATALINA_HOME: /opt/tomcat
> Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /opt/tomcat/temp
> Using JRE_HOME: /usr/java/jre1.5.0_22
> Using CLASSPATH: /opt/tomcat/bin/bootstrap.jar
> Any thoughts on where I should look for mistakes in installations? This is the only evidence I have so far of things going awry; besides that error everything seems ok (including tomcat on startup). But, again, 8080 is not loading.
> Thank you in advance. Let me know if more information is needed.
> Matt
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