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Eclipse y Tomcat en OSX

August 29, 2012

Howto install Tomcat with Eclipse IDE on MacOS X.
What we need:
1. Extract Eclipse into your Applicationfolder and Tomcat to your prefered location for example into your home directory.
2. change into the apache-tomcat-6.0.20/bin directory and make all .sh files executeable
cd /apache-tomcat-6.0.20/bin
chmod +x *.sh
3. test if it starts
./setclasspath.sh
./startup.sh
something like this should appear:
./startup.sh
Using CATALINA_BASE:   apache-tomcat-6.0.20
Using CATALINA_HOME:   apache-tomcat-6.0.20
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: apache-tomcat-6.0.20/temp
Using JRE_HOME:       /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Home
4. Test you tomcat installation via your Browser
https://stgm2dev.wpengine.com/
if everything works like expected shut the tomcat instance down
./shutdown.sh
5. Now we add Tomcat to our Eclipse environment
Double click on the server and select “Use Tomcat installation (take control of Tomcat installation)”:
Set tomcat preference to use installation directory parameters

Set tomcat preference to use installation directory parameters

6. Modify the tomcat-users.xml file located in //apache-tomcat-6.0.20/conf directory and add:
REMOVE SPACES ON OPENING TAGS
< role rolename=”admin” />
< role rolename=”manager” />
< role rolename=”manager-gui” />
< user username=”admin” password=”mypass” roles=”admin,manager,manager-gui” />
with your username and password for administration
NOTE: make sure to remove all commented lines of the file so it’s not overwritten every time tomcat starts.

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    Gonzalo Escribano

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