2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 20, 2002 9:07 AM by John Snyder

    PLEASE HELP - Tomcat-related error on startup

    John Snyder Newbie

      I have downloaded and unzipped the jboss-3.0.0_tomcat-4.0.3 package. When I try to start jboss with the run.bat -c default command, I get the deployment error below. This is on a Windows 2000 machine.

      PLEASE explain what I can do about this -- I can't do anything with JBoss if it won't even start properly!

      Thanks so very much,

      -- John
      ===============================================================================
      .
      JBoss Bootstrap Environment
      .
      JBOSS_HOME: c:\Java\jboss\jboss-3.0.0_tomcat-4.0.3\bin\\..
      .
      JAVA: C:\Java\j2sdk1.4.0_02\bin\java
      .
      JAVA_OPTS: -Dprogram.name=run.bat
      .
      CLASSPATH: ;C:\Java\j2sdk1.4.0_02\lib\tools.jar;c:\Java\jboss\jboss-3.0.0_tomcat-4.0.3\bin\\run.jar
      .
      ==========================================================
      [lots of stuff skipped ... ]

      19:36:36,196 INFO [MainDeployer] Successfully completed deployment of package: file:/C:/Java/jboss/jboss-3.0.0_tomcat-4.0.3/server/default/deploy/tomcat4-service.jar
      19:36:36,367 ERROR [SARDeployer] create operation failed for package file:/C:/Java/jboss/jboss-3.0.0_tomcat-4.0.3/server/default/deploy/tomcat4-service.xml
      org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener; - nested throwable: (RuntimeErrorException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener
      Cause: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceConfigurator.install(ServiceConfigurator.java:178)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceController.install(ServiceController.java:194)
      at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor7.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.util.jmx.MBeanProxy.invoke(MBeanProxy.java:174)
      at $Proxy3.install(Unknown Source)
      at org.jboss.deployment.SARDeployer.create(SARDeployer.java:206)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.create(MainDeployer.java:637)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:512)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:481)
      at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor8.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.util.jmx.MBeanProxy.invoke(MBeanProxy.java:174)
      at $Proxy4.deploy(Unknown Source)
      at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.deploy(URLDeploymentScanner.java:405)
      at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.scanDirectory(URLDeploymentScanner.java:586)
      at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.scan(URLDeploymentScanner.java:465)
      at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.AbstractDeploymentScanner.startService(AbstractDeploymentScanner.java:237)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.start(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:162)
      at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor6.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceController$ServiceProxy.invoke(ServiceController.java:894)
      at $Proxy0.start(Unknown Source)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceController.start(ServiceController.java:340)
      at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor5.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.util.jmx.MBeanProxy.invoke(MBeanProxy.java:174)
      at $Proxy3.start(Unknown Source)
      at org.jboss.deployment.SARDeployer.start(SARDeployer.java:243)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.start(MainDeployer.java:678)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:513)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:481)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:465)
      at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
      at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.jš
      Cava:39)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.doStart(ServerImpl.java:314)
      at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.start(ServerImpl.java:216)
      at org.jboss.Main.boot(Main.java:142)
      at org.jboss.Main$1.run(Main.java:375)
      at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:536)
      Caused by: RuntimeErrorException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener
      Cause: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.handleInstantiateExceptions(MBeanServerImpl.java:857)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.instantiate(MBeanServerImpl.java:790)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.instantiate(MBeanServerImpl.java:240)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.createMBean(MBeanServerImpl.java:267)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceCreator.install(ServiceCreator.java:86)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceConfigurator.internalInstall(ServiceConfigurator.java:190)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceConfigurator.install(ServiceConfigurator.java:153)
      ... 55 more
      19:36:36,417 WARN [NestedThrowable] Duplicate throwable nesting of same base type: class org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException is assignable from: class org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException
      19:36:36,417 ERROR [MainDeployer] could not create deployment: file:/C:/Java/jboss/jboss-3.0.0_tomcat-4.0.3/server/default/deploy/tomcat4-service.xml
      org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener; - nested throwable: (RuntimeErrorException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener
      Cause: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener); - nested throwable: (org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener; - nested throwable: (RuntimeErrorException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener
      Cause: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener))
      at org.jboss.deployment.SARDeployer.create(SARDeployer.java:221)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.create(MainDeployer.java:637)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:512)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:481)
      at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor8.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.util.jmx.MBeanProxy.invoke(MBeanProxy.java:174)
      at $Proxy4.deploy(Unknown Source)
      at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.deploy(URLDeploymentScanner.java:405)
      at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.scanDirectory(URLDeploymentScanner.java:586)
      at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.scan(URLDeploymentScanner.java:465)
      at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.AbstractDeploymentScanner.startService(AbstractDeploymentScanner.java:237)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.start(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:162)
      at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor6.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceController$ServiceProxy.invoke(ServiceController.java:894)
      at $Proxy0.start(Unknown Source)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceController.start(ServiceController.java:340)
      at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor5.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.util.jmx.MBeanProxy.invoke(MBeanProxy.java:174)
      at $Proxy3.start(Unknown Source)
      at org.jboss.deployment.SARDeployer.start(SARDeployer.java:243)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.start(MainDeployer.java:678)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:513)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:481)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:465)
      at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
      at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.cš
      Capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.doStart(ServerImpl.java:314)
      at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.start(ServerImpl.java:216)
      at org.jboss.Main.boot(Main.java:142)
      at org.jboss.Main$1.run(Main.java:375)
      at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:536)
      Caused by: org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener; - nested throwable: (RuntimeErrorException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener
      Cause: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceConfigurator.install(ServiceConfigurator.java:178)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceController.install(ServiceController.java:194)
      at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor7.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.util.jmx.MBeanProxy.invoke(MBeanProxy.java:174)
      at $Proxy3.install(Unknown Source)
      at org.jboss.deployment.SARDeployer.create(SARDeployer.java:206)
      ... 46 more
      Caused by: RuntimeErrorException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener
      Cause: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.handleInstantiateExceptions(MBeanServerImpl.java:857)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.instantiate(MBeanServerImpl.java:790)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.instantiate(MBeanServerImpl.java:240)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.createMBean(MBeanServerImpl.java:267)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceCreator.install(ServiceCreator.java:86)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceConfigurator.internalInstall(ServiceConfigurator.java:190)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceConfigurator.install(ServiceConfigurator.java:153)
      ... 55 more
      19:36:36,457 INFO [STDOUT] Server 1.6 is running
      19:36:36,457 ERROR [URLDeploymentScanner] Failed to deploy: org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner$DeployedURL@dda823eb{ url=file:/C:/Java/jboss/jboss-3.0.0_tomcat-4.0.3/server/default/deploy/tomcat4-service.xml, deployedLastModified=0 }
      org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener; - nested throwable: (RuntimeErrorException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener
      Cause: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener); - nested throwable: (org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener; - nested throwable: (RuntimeErrorException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener
      Cause: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener))
      at org.jboss.deployment.SARDeployer.create(SARDeployer.java:221)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.create(MainDeployer.java:637)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:512)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:481)
      at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor8.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.util.jmx.MBeanProxy.invoke(MBeanProxy.java:174)
      at $Proxy4.deploy(Unknown Source)
      at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.deploy(URLDeploymentScanner.java:405)
      at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.scanDirectory(URLDeploymentScanner.java:586)
      at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.scan(URLDeploymentScanner.java:465)
      at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.AbstractDeploymentScanner.startService(AbstractDeploymentScanner.java:237)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.start(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:162)
      at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor6.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceController$ServiceProxy.invoke(ServiceController.java:894)
      at $Proxy0.start(Unknown Source)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceController.start(ServiceController.java:340)
      at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor5.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.util.jmx.MBeanProxy.invoke(MBeanProxy.java:174)
      at $Proxy3.start(Unknown Source)
      at org.jboss.deployment.SARDeployer.start(SARDeployer.java:243)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.start(MainDeployer.java:678)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:513)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:481)
      at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:465)
      at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
      at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMeš
      CthodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.doStart(ServerImpl.java:314)
      at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.start(ServerImpl.java:216)
      at org.jboss.Main.boot(Main.java:142)
      at org.jboss.Main$1.run(Main.java:375)
      at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:536)
      Caused by: org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener; - nested throwable: (RuntimeErrorException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener
      Cause: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceConfigurator.install(ServiceConfigurator.java:178)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceController.install(ServiceController.java:194)
      at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor7.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
      at org.jboss.mx.capability.ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedMBeanDispatcher.java:284)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:491)
      at org.jboss.util.jmx.MBeanProxy.invoke(MBeanProxy.java:174)
      at $Proxy3.install(Unknown Source)
      at org.jboss.deployment.SARDeployer.create(SARDeployer.java:206)
      ... 46 more
      Caused by: RuntimeErrorException: instantiating org.jboss.web.catalina.EmbeddedCatalinaServiceSX failed: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener
      Cause: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/catalina/LifecycleListener
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.handleInstantiateExceptions(MBeanServerImpl.java:857)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.instantiate(MBeanServerImpl.java:790)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.instantiate(MBeanServerImpl.java:240)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.createMBean(MBeanServerImpl.java:267)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceCreator.install(ServiceCreator.java:86)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceConfigurator.internalInstall(ServiceConfigurator.java:190)
      at org.jboss.system.ServiceConfigurator.install(ServiceConfigurator.java:153)
      ... 55 more

        • 1. Re: PLEASE HELP - Tomcat-related error on startup
          John Snyder Newbie

          OK, I fixed this problem. Here's what it was, in case anybody else runs into this.

          The tomcat4-service.xml file, located at C:\[whatever]\jboss-3.0.0_tomcat-4.0.3\server\default\deploy, said this:

          <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
          <!-- Set catalina.home to the location of the Tomcat-4.x dist.
          The default value is that of the JBoss/Catalina bundle where the
          jakarta-tomcat-4.0.3-LE-jdk14 is included as jboss_dist/catalina
          -->
          <!DOCTYPE server [
          <!ENTITY catalina.home "../catalina">
          ]>

          Given the directory structure above, the location of catalina was incorrect. It is amazing to me that this error was present, since the developers of jboss presumably know the directory structure inside and out! Anyway, when I specified the correct location of catalina.home ("C:\Java\jboss\jboss-3.0.0_tomcat-4.0.3\server\default\deploy\catalina" or, alternatively I suppose, "../../.."), everything else worked fine.

          • 2. Re: PLEASE HELP - Tomcat-related error on startup
            John Snyder Newbie

            Correction to my prior post:

            The correct location of catalina.home is not =
            "<install-path>\jboss-3.0.0_tomcat-4.0.3\server\default\deploy\catalina" -- had to specify "<install-path>\jboss-3.0.0_tomcat-4.0.3\catalina"