I tried sudo apt-get install from a terminal which installed very quickly. Yey!
But it seems to put the files all over the place. Which meant installing and configuring was a pain. Doh!
So I removed it and used this really simple and far easier way to manually install it:
- Download Tomcat 6 from http://tomcat.apache.org/download-60.cgi to your Downloads folder.
- Unzip into a folder of your choice. Ubuntu used /usr/share/tomcat6 for the install above, so I'll stick with that.
sudo mkdir /usr/share/tomcat6
sudo tar -zxvf /home/Downloads/apache-tomcat-6.0.30.tar.gz /usr/share/tomcat6
- The extract will create a folder /usr/share/tomcat6/apache-tomcat-6.0.30.tar.gz so run gksudo nautilus and then move the files and folders into /usr/share/tomcat6
- Then start or stop tomcat with sudo bash /usr/share/tomcat6/bin/startup.shsudo bash /usr/share/tomcat6/bin/shutdown.sh
- Then just go to http://localhost:8080 for instructions