Mac Installation Notes
This is a work in progress. At the moment, just some notes and useful links.
Tomcat is easy to install by downloading the tar.gz file of the latest release and extracting it. You can then get started almost immediately.
From the Tomcat website, find the latest stable version in the Downloads section, currently 6.0.x. Scroll to 'Binary Distributions', 'Core' and save the
Extract this file with:
Change into the apache-tomcat-6.0.x, the following directories are of interest:
bin- scripts to startup and shutdown tomcat
logs- error logs are written here
webapps- the directory web applications are deployed to
conf- configuration files
Before starting, you need to set up a manager user, so you can deploy web applications. We recommend you allocate more RAM to tomcat - [wiki:Prerequisites#Tomcat see here]
Start up tomcat by running:
To check tomcat is running, try to access
localhost:8080 in a web browser. You should see a Tomcat home page. If you don't see the tomcat page, check
apache-tomcat-6.0.x/localhost-<data>.log for error messages and consult the Tomcat docs.
See http://www.postgresql.org/download/macosx. We've had the most success with MacPorts.