$OpenBSD: README.OpenBSD,v 126.96.36.199 2006/10/25 18:10:18 kurt Exp $
The tomcat package does not install the example webapps, documentation
or admin webapp. You must supply your own webapps and configuration or
install the tomcat-examples package for the example webapps and
documentation. Sample config files for the host-manager and manager
webapps can be found in /usr/local/share/examples/tomcat.
package includes the examples, full documentation
and localhost config files for admin, host-manager and manager webapps.
The packages are structured this way to facilate mantaining a server
which normally would not contain the examples and documentation webapp
and optionally contain the admin webapp.
Tomcat on OpenBSD uses the `/etc/tomcat' directory for its configuration
files. `$CATALINA_BASE' is `/var/tomcat'. All files contained within
these directories should be owned by the _tomcat user.
The startup.sh script has been modified to get important environment
variables from `/etc/tomcat/tomcat.rc'. You should define environment
variables such as JAVA_HOME and JAVA_OPTS in `/etc/tomcat/tomcat.rc'.
With the following command Tomcat is started as user `_tomcat':
$ sudo -u _tomcat /usr/local/tomcat/bin/startup.sh
If you want Tomcat to serve on privileged ports (e.g. 80), then makes
sure the Connector port is 80 in your `/etc/tomcat/server.xml', or even
more secure: redirect all tcp traffic to port 80 to Tomcat's default
listener port 8080 using a pf.conf(5) rule like:
rdr on $NIC proto tcp from any to any port 80 -> 127.0.0.1 port 8080
If you are upgrading and use database drivers, don't forget to copy them
into /usr/local/tomcat/common/lib. If you use ssi or cgi, remember to
rename to jar the appropriate .renametojar files in
/usr/local/tomcat/server/lib. You must also delete any work files in
`/var/tomcat/work' unless you are reinstalling the same full version of