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Tomcat Service Failure

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by Jeremy S, May 27, 2009.

  1. Jeremy S

    Jeremy S Guest

    I just upgraded my server to Plesk 9.2 last night. This morning I noticed that none of my Java scripts are executing and Tomcat isn't running. I tried to start it both through the control panel as well as through SSH. It responds with

    tomcat unrecognized service.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Jeremy S

    Jeremy S Guest

    I found this on the Redhat website and it is a known bug. It ioncludes the instructions on how to fix this. I am not a guru and don't know the commands. Can someone please help to figure out the command to change the user and group that can access that file.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Description of problem:
    tomcat does not start: /var/log/tomcat5/cacalina.out holds:
    Using CATALINA_BASE: /usr/share/tomcat5
    Using CATALINA_HOME: /usr/share/tomcat5
    Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /usr/share/tomcat5/temp
    Using JRE_HOME:
    touch: kann „/usr/share/tomcat5/logs/catalina.out“ nicht berühren: Keine
    /usr/bin/dtomcat5: line 325: /usr/share/tomcat5/logs/catalina.out: Keine

    Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

    How reproducible:

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Install tomcat5
    2. rm -rf /var/log/tomcat5/*
    3. /etc/init.d/tomcat5 start

    Actual results:
    Tomcat doesn't start because root creates the file "/var/log/tomcat5/
    catalina.out" and after tomcat switching to user tomcat, group tomcat it
    looses access to "catalina.out".

    Expected results:
    The init script has to
    - check if /var/log/tomcat5/catalina.out exists
    if not: create it
    - check if owner is the one tomcat will run as
    if not: change owner
    - check if group is the one tomcat will run as
    if not: change group

    The init script does not do any of these checks.

    Additional info:
    --- tomcat5.old 2007-12-27 12:44:16.000000000 +0100
    +++ tomcat5 2007-12-27 12:41:29.000000000 +0100
    @@ -64,9 +64,16 @@
    # Define the tomcat username

    +# Define the tomcat group
    # Define the tomcat log file

    +test -e $TOMCAT_LOG || touch $TOMCAT_LOG

    # remove when the RHEL and FC daemon functions converge

    The same problem is with
    - Fedora 7
    - Fedora 8
    - Fedora 8.90
    - CentOS 4+
    - CentOS 5, 5.1
    - RHEL 5, 5.1