blob: b0a2743fb80a0880713b1fa029f4b1891adbc2c5 [file] [log] [blame]
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<document url="installation-tc.html">
<author>Craig R. McClanahan</author>
<title>The Struts Framework Project - Installation - Tomcat with Apache</title>
<chapter name="5.2 Installation" href="installation">
<section name="Installing Struts with your servlet container" href="Containers">
<h4 id="tc321">Tomcat 3.2.1 With Apache</h4>
<p>Note that the instructions for Tomcat 4 will be different than those for Tomcat 3,
but the Tomcat 4.0 web connector is still under development. Versions of Tomcat prior
to 3.2.1 are not recommend for use with Struts.</p>
<li>These instructions assume you have successfully integrated Tomcat with Apache
according to the Tomcat documentation.</li>
<li>Copy "struts-documentation.war" and "struts-example.war" to your $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps
<li>Restart Tomcat if it is already running</li>
<li>Tomcat will generate a file "$TOMCAT_HOME/conf/tomcat-apache.conf" that
will be used by Apache. This file is regenerated every time you start Tomcat,
so copy this file to a safe place (such as your Apache configuration directory;
on Unix systems this is usually <code>/usr/local/apache/conf</code>.</li>
<li>If you are running Tomcat 3.1, Tomcat will not have generated the entries
for your new applications. Add the following lines to the <code>tomcat-apache.conf</code>
file that you have saved, replacing $TOMCAT_HOME with the path to your Tomcat
home directory:</li>
Alias /struts-documentation "$TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/struts-documentation
&lt;Directory "$TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/struts-documentation>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
ApJServMount /struts-documentation/servlet /struts-documentation
&lt;Location "/struts-documentation/WEB-INF/">
AllowOverride None
deny from all
Alias /struts-example "$TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/struts-example"
&lt;Directory "$TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/struts-example>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
ApJServMount /struts-example/servlet /struts-example
&lt;Location "/struts-example/WEB-INF/">
AllowOverride None
deny from all
<li>The generated file above does not know anything
about extension mappings defined in a web.xml file, so the "*.do" URIs that
go to the controller servlet will not be recognized. To fix this, add the
following line to the saved version of "tomcat-apache.conf", after the corresponding
line for the .jsp extension:<br/>
<code>AddHandler jserv-servlet .do</code></li>
<li>Ensure that the saved version of "tomcat-apache.conf" is referenced in your
Apache "httpd.conf" configuration file. A typical use would have the following
line at the bottom of "httpd.conf":<br/>
<code>Include /usr/local/apache/conf/tomcat-apache.conf</code></li>
<li>In order to recognize "index.jsp" as a default page for web applications,
search in your "httpd.conf" for a "DirectoryIndex" directive. If you have
one, add "index.jsp" to the end of the list, so that it might look like this:<br/>
<code>DirectoryIndex index.html index.jsp</code><br/>
If you do not have such an entry, add one like this:<br/>
<code>DirectoryIndex index.jsp</code></li>
<li>Restart Apache to make it aware of the new applications. You should now
be able to access the applications from a browser like this:<br/>
<ul><li>Author: Craig R. McClanahan</li></ul>
<p>Back to <a href="installation.html#Containers">Installation</a></p>