Jakarta-Tomcat in FreeBSD 4.2

Jakarta-Tomcat in FreeBSD 4.2

Post by Lance.H.. » Thu, 31 May 2001 01:08:38

I need some assistance compiling tomcat for FreeBSD. I have followed
almost all of the instructions included in the tomcat README, but I
receive a error message when trying to compile.

Error: can't find libjava.so

I have taken the following steps:

1) downloaded and gunzipped/untarred jdk1.3.0_02, jakarta-ant,
jakarta-servletapi, and jakarta-tomcat.
2)      export $JAVA_HOME=/usr/local/jdk1.3.0_02
        export TOMCAT_HOME=/usr/local/jakarta/jakarta-tomcat
        export JAKARTA_HOME=/usr/local/jakarta

The README explains that you should define the CLASSPATH variable if
necessary, but I do not know if it is necessary or what it should be
declared as.

When I try to run ./build.sh for jakarta-ant, I get the "cant' find
libjava.so" error. Same with tomcat.


1. ANN: Jakarta Tomcat 4 now in www/jakarta-tomcat

Hi all,

After a *long* time and a lot of requests, Jakarta Tomcat 4 is now finally in
the Ports Collection. It has taken the place of Tomcat 3 in

If you have already installed Tomcat 3, you can upgrade to Tomcat 4
using portupgrade. You should have portupgrade
(/usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade) installed, after which you can execute:

        # portupgrade jakarta-tomcat

If you have not yet installed Tomcat 3, then you can install Tomcat 4 as

        # cd /usr/ports/www/jakarta-tomcat
        # make install

For those who prefer Tomcat 3, it is from now on available as the port
www/jakarta-tomcat3. You cannot use portupgrade to upgrade from an old
version of the Tomcat 3 port to a newer version. To do this you should
deinstall your Tomcat 3 port and then install the jakarta-tomcat3 port. For

        # pkg_info | grep tomcat
        jakarta-tomcat-3.3_2 A 100% Pure Java web server with built-in...
        # pkg_delete jakarta-tomcat-3.3_2
        # cd /usr/ports/www/jakarta-tomcat3
        # make install

For any additional questions, please send an email to the FreeBSD Java

Kind regards,


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