Installing JAVA

Even though Java 6 is installed, Java 5 is still used by Mac OS X. You have to activate Java 6 by yourself. To do this, you need to run :

Applications -> Utilities -> Java -> Java Preferences

You will get the following window :

You just need to change the order of Java versions to use (Java application versions). Once Java SE 6 is on the top of the list, it should be activated.

Installing Tomcat

  • Download tomcat 6 from
  • Unzip the download and rename the folder from "apache-tomcat-6-0-32" to something simple like "Tomcat".
  • Move the folder to the root /Library directory (or somewhere else convenient). Tomcat is installed.

Starting and shutting down Tomcat

  • To start tomcat run found in /Library/Tomcat/bin.
  • To stop tomcat run found in the same bin directory.

Verifying Tomcat installation

To verify that tomcat is installed properly, start the server as explained above, open the web browser and access the following URL.
You should see the default Tomcat welcome page as shown here.

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