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From Nicolas Toper <>
Subject Re: Windows/Tomcat/Cocoon Installation --htm attached.
Date Wed, 11 Feb 2004 19:55:44 GMT
This is a great idea!!! Actually I've spent 2 days
figuring out how to do it (eventually I installed
 --- Jim Bloggs <> a écrit : >
> I don't know whether this will be of any use, but I
> made out a how-to for
> installing Cocoon 2.1.3 on Tomcat 5.0.18 on Windows
> 2000 with
> j2sdk1.4.2_01.
> I thought it just might be useful but, if not, my
> apologies for wasting
> your time and you can just ignore this email. It may
> also not be the best
> way of doing things, but at least it seemed to work
> for me. Hope it
> helps.
> Many thanks.
> best, Jim
> -- 
> - Same, same, but different…
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	Windows/Tomcat/Cocoon Installation		Tomcat
5.0.18/Cocoon 2.1.3 on Windows 2000 with j2sdk1.4.2_01
Installing Tomcat and Cocoon is easy if you know how,
but can be complicated if you don't. As I went through
it, I promised myself I would make notes once I'd
finished. Outlined below are the steps I took to
install Cocoon 2.1.3 on Tomcat 5.0.18 on Windows 2000
with j2sdk1.4.2_01. I hope they help.
11 February 2004
			The following assumes you have already installed
Sun's Java Development Kit (j2sdk1.4.2_01) in
directory c:\j2skd1.4.2_01.		
   Do this: Download the file called from
the Tomcat 5.0.18 section near the bottom of the
Release Builds section:				
Consider this: It may be possible to use the .exe or
Deployer files instead, but I used the zip.
   Do this: Extract everything to c:\ using Winzip,
which should create a directory called:				
Consider this: You can tell Winzip will create a
subdirectory by looking at the value in the path
column on the right hand side.
   Do this: Set the JAVA_HOME and CATALINA_HOME
environment variables.				
					Right-click My Computer > Properties > Advanced >
Environment variables... > System Variable pane,
New... etc.											
Consider this: Environment variables can also be set
in a DOS box using DOS commands, but in that case,
they are only meaningful within and for the lifetime
of that DOS box.
   Do this: Test the server by running the batch file
Consider this: This is only one way of running the
server. A better way is to install it as a Windows
   Do this: View the default installation screen. The
screen should be available when you see the message
INFO:Server startup in <nnnnn>ms, by visiting:				
Consider this: Tomcat listens on port 8080 by default.
Apache listens on port 80 by default. Browsers
normally hit on port 80 unless told otherwise.
   Do this: Stop the server by running the batch file
Consider this: Because the batch file appears to hang,
you will need to run this batch file from another DOS
   Do this: Install Tomcat as a Windows service by
running the batch file provided.				
Consider this: Windows services can be controlled
independently throught the Services control panel.
   Do this: Change the service status to automatic for
automatic start on reboot. The service should be named
Apache Tomcat in:				
					Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services		
Consider this: You can start, stop and restart any
service using the corresponding button in the top
   Do this: Download the file called from:				

Consider this: It is necessary to download the entire
source which can take a long time.
   Do this: Extract the source to c:\ using Winzip,
which should place everything in a directory called:		
Consider this: You can find more details on installing
Cocoon in c:\cocoon-2.1.3\INSTALL.txt
   Do this: Build the binary. It may run for quite a
while, in my case 30 mins.				
Consider this: During this time there will be many
disturbing warning messages. You can see other build
options by doing build -projecthelp
   Do this: Test Cocoon in the Jetty Servlet
					cocoon servlet				
Consider this: Jetty is provided with Cocoon so that
it can be tested independently of a separately
installed servlet container such as Tomcat.
   Do this: View the Cocoon default installation
screen here:				
Consider this: Jetty listens on port 8888, but in a
moment, we will configure Cocoon to run with Tomcat on
port 8080.
   Do this: Stop the Jetty server.				
Consider this: Although inelegant, I couldn't find any
other way of stopping Jetty.
   Do this: Copy over the Xalan parser to Tomcat. Bit
vague about this step, but seemed to work for me.				
					copy c:\cocoon-2.1.3\lib\endorsed\xalan.2.5.2.jar
Consider this: The docs suggested copying over
xercesXXX.jar and xml-apis.jar, but I omitted to
because the versions that came with Tomcat were dated
after those shipping with Cocoon.
   Do this: Copy over the webapp directory hierarchy
as a subdirectory of the Tomcat webapps directory
named cocoon				
					xcopy c:\cocoon-2.1.3\build\webapp
c:\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.18\webapps\cocoon /D /S /V /I /F
Consider this: Alternatively, using Windows explorer,
drag and drop the webapp folder into the webapps
folder whilst holding down the <ctrl> key. Then select
the webapp folder, hit F2, and rename it cocoon.
   Do this: Restart Tomcat from the services window:		
					Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services		
Consider this: Tomcat should find Cocoon when it
   Do this: View the Cocoon startup screen which
should be avaliable here:				
Consider this: The first time you run Cocoon, it will
take some time to compile. You can create a more lean
and mean Cocoon by creating and editing the files and
   Do this: Delete the source if you desire to save
space and keep things tidy.				
					rd /S c:\cocoon-2.1.3				
Consider this: Before you rebuild Cocoon, clear out
the build directory by doing build clean
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