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    Question regarding tomcat on CentOS

    New to Linux, but learning something new each day. Decided to try installing tomcat on my CentOS VM. The problem was, when I ran

    yum install tomcat
    it installed tomcat just fine, but starting the tomcat service and going to localhost:8080 left me with a blank page.

    So I hit google, and found some users with a similar problem. I took their advice and ran this in the terminal

    yum install tomcat-admin-webapps.noarch tomcat-docs-webapp.noarch tomcat-javadoc.noarch tomcat-systemv.noarch tomcat-webapps.noarch
    and it fixed it (I could now see the tomcat welcome page, as opposed to a blank page). I guess what I'm wondering is why did this fix the problem?

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    I don't *know* why, but I'd guess that installing the admin pages provided you with a default configuration to get things working, enough to get you using the configuration pages anyway. If you weren't going to use them, you would probably have had some manual configuration to carry out to make the package work
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