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I have an application that needs to run under Tomcat.

I have installed Tomcat but I don't know where can I put the directory of the project.

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Note: $CATALINA_HOME is where Tomcat is installed.

If the application is a WAR file, just drop it in $CATALINA_HOME/webapps and TC will automatically create the web app for you.

If you have all of the contents of the application, you must distribute as so:

The root path of your application: $CATALINA_HOME/webapps/newfolder

Define your web.xml file here: $CATALINA_HOME/webapps/newfolder/WEB-INF

Place compiled class files here: $CATALINA_HOME/webapps/newfolder/WEB-INF/classes

Place dependencies here: $CATALINA_HOME/webapps/newfolder/WEB-INF/libs

Reference for web.xml: http://tomcat-configure.blogspot.com/2009/01/tomcat-web-xml.html & http://wiki.metawerx.net/wiki/Web.xml

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Thanks for your response. I created the WAR file and put into /webapps and now I've a folder with the same name of the WAR file How can I execute it? –  freddyparisi Jun 20 '12 at 7:46
    
Let say for my example the war extracted a folder named 'test', point your browser to server_ip:port_num/test –  Tim Jun 20 '12 at 19:57
    
In /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps there is a folder named test and if I check it into the manager side, I start it and this is the answer: "FAIL - Application at context path /test could not be started" –  freddyparisi Jun 21 '12 at 7:36
    
What was the name of the WAR file you placed in the webapps folder? –  Tim Jun 21 '12 at 13:28
    
the same of the folder –  freddyparisi Jun 21 '12 at 15:32
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