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and subject line Re: Bug#775396: tomcat8 not starting after fresh install
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regarding tomcat8 not starting after fresh install
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Package: tomcat8
Version: 8.0.14-1
Severity: normal

Dear maintainer,

I installed tomcat8 from testing using aptitude.
The package itself failed to bring up the tomcat service.

Muanually calling 'service tomcat8 start' also fails.

The only log reference I can found is at /var/log/tomcat8/catalina.out:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: 
org/apache/catalina/startup/Bootstrap : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(
        at Method)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
        at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
Could not find the main class: org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap. Program 
will exit.

Am I doing something wrong?

best regards.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.7
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=es_ES.utf8, LC_CTYPE=es_ES.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages tomcat8 depends on:
ii  adduser                3.113+nmu3
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.49
ii  tomcat8-common         8.0.14-1
ii  ucf                    3.0025+nmu3

Versions of packages tomcat8 recommends:
ii  authbind  2.1.1

Versions of packages tomcat8 suggests:
pn  libtcnative-1     <none>
ii  tomcat8-admin     8.0.14-1
pn  tomcat8-docs      <none>
pn  tomcat8-examples  <none>
pn  tomcat8-user      <none>

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/tomcat8/tomcat-users.xml [Errno 13] Permiso denegado: 

-- debconf information:
  tomcat8/username: tomcat8
  tomcat8/javaopts: -Djava.awt.headless=true -Xmx128m -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC
  tomcat8/groupname: tomcat8

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--- Begin Message ---
On Wheezy the tomcat8 package from wheezy-backports should be used
instead of the Jessie or testing package. The backported version will
properly pull the required openjdk-7 dependency.

I'm closing the bug since this is a usage error and not a packaging issue.

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