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tomcat start error [message #1804575] Thu, 28 March 2019 20:09 Go to next message
Prithvi Raj is currently offline Prithvi RajFriend
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While I select server from the bottom panel of the Eclipse, Eclipse pops up an error message.
could not load the server configuration...
Please see the attached snapshot for complete problem.
OS: Ubuntu 14.04
Eclipse Standard/SDK
Version: Luna Release (4.4.0).
Please Help me, if you know the solution.
Re: tomcat start error [message #1804874 is a reply to message #1804575] Tue, 02 April 2019 15:00 Go to previous message
Stephanie Cao is currently offline Stephanie CaoFriend
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Registered: April 2019
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This issue is because Eclipse is expecting all tomcat configuration files etc to be all in the same location.
If you use apt-get to install tomcat on uubntu, it is spread across /var/log, /usr/share /var/lib etc.

You can follow this to resolve this issue:

cd /usr/share/tomcat7
sudo ln -s /var/lib/tomcat7/conf conf
sudo ln -s /var/log/tomcat7 log
sudo ln -s /etc/tomcat7/policy.d/03catalina.policy conf/catalina.policy
sudo chmod -R a+rwx /usr/share/tomcat7/conf

Remove the Tomcat server from server view & add it back.
Just delete the desired server from the Servers view (Window -> Show View -> Servers) and then go to Window -> Preferences -> Server -> Runtime Environment -> Add and add the server again.

Also found another solution in StackOverflow:

This could happen when Eclipse is not finding Tomcat's configuration files where they are expected to be. This place is in


(by default if you didn't changed server's name). So you have to copy all the files under your $tomcat_installation_folder/conf/* to the workspace server's folder.

You might also need to remove and add back your server.

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