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Using SSH, I want to execute catalina.sh to start a Tomcat server (from my client Mac terminal).

I log in without any issue.

Then, I do:

[site /home/public]$ cd $CATALINA_HOME/bin

and on Enter I get:

[site /bin]$

I try:

./catalina.sh start

but I get:

-bash: ./catalina.sh: No such file or directory

Edit. I don't know if this is important but I did the following:

[site /usr/local]$ cd apache-tomcat-8.5
[site /usr/local/apache-tomcat-8.5]$ cd bin
[site /usr/local/apache-tomcat-8.5/bin]$ catalina.sh start
-bash: catalina.sh: command not found
[site /usr/local/apache-tomcat-8.5/bin]$ ./catalina.sh start
Using CATALINA_BASE:   /usr/local/apache-tomcat-8.5
Using CATALINA_HOME:   /usr/local/apache-tomcat-8.5
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /usr/local/apache-tomcat-8.5/temp
Using JRE_HOME:        /usr/local
Using CLASSPATH:       /usr/local/apache-tomcat-8.5/bin/bootstrap.jar:/usr/local/apache-tomcat-8.5/bin/tomcat-juli.jar
touch: /usr/local/apache-tomcat-8.5/logs/catalina.out: Read-only file system
./catalina.sh: cannot create /usr/local/apache-tomcat-8.5/logs/catalina.out: Read-only file system
[site /usr/local/apache-tomcat-8.5/bin]$ 
  • Please add distribution. Also have you configured tomcat? Is any app working or is it a fresh setup? Is also tomcat manually deployed or a package? Which version? Please edit the question – Rui F Ribeiro Mar 6 at 9:15
  • Tomcat version is 8.5. Tomcat comes pre-configured by the hosting provider but they don't answer basic questions – Guest Mar 6 at 9:19
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    Check if catalina.sh exists in that folder with ls and check what permission it has – Tryna Learn Somethin Mar 6 at 9:30
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    Of course it does not exist in /bin. – JdeBP Mar 6 at 9:33
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    What do you expect $CATALINA_HOME to be (because now it's not set). Where do you set, or attempt to set, this variable? – Kusalananda Mar 6 at 9:36
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[site /home/public]$ cd $CATALINA_HOME/bin

You should not blindly follow recipes via copy and paste. If you haven't set the CATALINA_HOME variable this will take you to /bin, which obviously (because it is an operating system directory) is not where Tomcat is installed on FreeBSD.

If tomcat 8 is installed from packages/ports and configured for you, the location of the directory tree will be the value of the tomcat8_catalina_base setting that is in /etc/rc.conf{,.local}.

The sysrc command is one of the easiest ways of displaying it:

% sysrc tomcat8_catalina_base

Starting/stopping the pre-supplied tomcat8 service is done with the service command, moreover.

# service tomcat8 start

Further reading

  • I have no /etc/rc.conf (I have etc, but there's no rc.conf inside). The command returns sysrc: unknown variable 'tomcat8_catalina_base', and I suppose this is really bad news. The craziest thing of all is my final goal is simply running a JSP page – Guest Mar 6 at 9:56
  • I added another test – Guest Mar 6 at 10:11

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