Installation of Apache Tomcat 8.5 on Ubuntu 20.04

Installation of Apache Tomcat 8.5 on Ubuntu 20.04

August 30, 2022 Linux How Tos Tomcat 0
Installation of Apache Tomcat 8.5

Step by step Installation of Apache Tomcat 8.5 on Ubuntu 20.04

For Installation of Apache Tomcat 8.5 do the following;

Step 1: For Installation of Apache Tomcat 8.5 Download the and extract the Tomcat package,

cd /opt
sudo wget

If the above mentioned link not working, visit Tomcat website and download the package.

sudo tar xvzf apache-tomcat-8.5.50.tar.gz

Step 2 : Rename folder “apache-tomcat-8.5.50” to “tomcat

sudo mv apache-tomcat-8.5.50 tomcat

Step 3: Delete the Tomcat package file from /opt folder

sudo rm apache-tomcat-8.5.50.tar.gz

Open the following file, 

sudo leafpad /etc/profile

Setup environment variables

Environment variables to find JAVA.

Add following lines at the bottom of the file,

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64
export CATALINA_HOE=/opt/tomcat

Running Tomcat automatically
You can set up to start the Tomcat server start automatically at the time of system turn on.

Open following file in a Terminal,

sudo vim /etc/init.d/tomcat

Add following lines in the file,

# Provides:        tomcat8
# Required-Start:  $network
# Required-Stop:   $network
# Default-Start:   2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop:    0 1 6
# Short-Description: Start/Stop Tomcat server


start() {
 sh /opt/tomcat/bin/

stop() {
 sh /opt/tomcat/bin/

case $1 in
  start|stop) $1;;
  restart) stop; start;;
  *) echo "Run as $0 <start|stop|restart>"; exit 1;;

save and close the file.

Apply the following commands too;

sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/tomcat
sudo update-rc.d tomcat defaults

Start Tomcat server,

sudo service tomcat start

Now you can start and stop Tomcat server using the following commands;

sudo service tomcat start
sudo service tomcat stop
sudo service tomcat restart


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