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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Tomcat 5.5 with JDK 1.4

To setup tomcat 5.5 or grater version on JDK 1.4 you need to download JDK 1.4 Compatability Package along with windows installer form When installing the tomcat 5.5 it will by default look for JDK 5 ver, but it will still install the tomcat but when you run the tomcat it will display a message "This release of Apache Tomcat was packaged to run on J2SE 5.0 or later". To make it run under jdk 1.4 unzip the JDK 1.4 Compatability Package and copy the .jar file bin directory to the TOMCAT_HOME\bin directory and copy the .jar files under the common\endorsed to the TOMCAT_HOME\common directory. Now you should be able to run the tomcat by type in the http://localhost:8080/ in your favorite browser.


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