Tomcat 5 on Fedora Core 6: In Five Easy Steps


Install FC6 and Apache Web Server

Stick the Fedora Core 6 DVD in and reboot. Then follow the instructions. I took all defaults where I can, including letting it “delete all Linux partitions” and automatically partition the disk. I choose to install “Web Server” and “Development Tools” when offered the chance. This installs the Apache Web Server 2.2.3 on the box.

Install Tomcat

Tomcat 5 is included in Fedora Core 6, but not installed by default. So I have to bring it in from the repository:

[root@root]# yum install tomcat5 tomcat5-webapps tomcat5-admin-webapps

This installs Tomcat 5.5.17 and a lot of their dependencies onto the system.

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