Brian & Calder,

On 6/22/2020 3:06 AM,<> 

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020, 01:04 Brian 
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- For some reason, the people at Ubuntu/Debian/Linux decided that Tomcat's

log should be found inside syslog, instead of staying independent inside
"catalina.out". Why is that? I don't know and I don't like it!

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Sorry - don't have a specific answer for your Ubuntu implementation.
However, this is one reason we do not use "distro-specific" Tomcat
installations (to include implementations of WebSphere and WebLogic).
For example, we grab the plain vanilla Tomcat ZIP and extract it to "/opt/"
(as in "/opt/tomcat/") - we now have complete control over its
configuration and runtime instantiation.

I agree completely. I started with Tomcat in 2000 on Sun Sparc servers running 
Solaris 8. Over the years I gradually updated to Solaris 10 on Sparc then Intel 
servers. Finally a couple of years ago I switched to Ubuntu (currently 
18.04LTS) for simplicity in engaging the community.

Because my development server was a windows/intel machine (now perma-set to 
Win7) I needed a generic way to operate Tomcat on any OS.

As mentioned above, I always grabbed the zip and/or the tar.gz and simply 
extracted the file to an appropriate working directory. For Ubuntu, I use 
/opt/tomcat as well. This allows me to keep things under my control, or at 
least know where everything is and that it will remain relatively constant. Any 
variations or changes are well documented in the Tomcat changelogs and 
assistance can be rendered by the community.

Likewise I try and keep my Tomcat current and my Java versions consistent with 
the current Tomcat. I've found that although the upgrade process can sometimes 
be painful, it is at least well documented.



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