ESOE Installation Additions - Redhat

Bradley Beddoes

Applicable versions
Beta 2

Applicable Redhat Versions
Redhat Enteprise Linux 4 and 5


The tomcat environment that comes as a default install with Redhat has some quirks with how it's set up. This document is to be read in addition to the standard ESOE installation guide.


It is assumed you're using tomcat5 installed with up2date.

Directory Ownership

Ensure that the directories you have configured for and are owned by the user Tomcat before running esoestartup. This permission should remain for running the actual ESOE installation itself.

Special jar requirements

Due to the Jar layout on Redhat systems your database jar files for Oracle or Mysql must reside in $TOMCAT/common/lib you must also place a copy of log4j.jar in this location

Deployment of war files

WAR file deployment on Redhat Tomcat is fairly straight forward. However before beginning it is recommended you undeploy ROOT.war and the ROOT directory from /usr/share/tomcat5/webapps

WAR deployment is now as per normal Tomcat install, copy the war files to /usr/share/tomcat5/webapps. It is advisable that you deploy esoestartup on its own, run through the install fully, remove it and then install the remaining wars.


We aim to continually improve this documentation set to make it as easy as possible to configure ESOE on Redhat. We welcome any comments or additions you may have on the ESOE users mailing list at any time.