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I want to know whether is there any way to make our Apache tomcat to run automatically in the boot time?I want to simplify our works as we do not want to execute the start up script(provided in the Apache tomcat directory) every time the Linux machine is being rebooted.Hope anybody can help.Thanks.

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right.sorry for wrong post – Dec 17 '12 at 9:59

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You just need to add the startup script to your boot sequence.
The easiest way (I think) is to create a startup script in /etc/init.d and add them to the run level you want. Here is a script I used (later I assume that the script is called tomcat).

# tomcat7     This shell script takes care of starting and stopping Tomcat
# chkconfig: - 80 20
# Provides: tomcat7
# Required-Start: $network $syslog
# Required-Stop: $network $syslog
# Default-Start:
# Default-Stop:
# Description: Release implementation for Servlet 2.5 and JSP 2.1
# Short-Description: start and stop tomcat



case "$1" in
        tomcat_pid=`ps -ef | grep apache | grep tomcat | grep java | egrep -v grep | awk '{print $2}'`
        if [ -n "$tomcat_pid" ]; then
          echo "Tomcat is running."
          exit 1;
        echo -n "Starting $DESC:\n  $START_DAEMON \n"

        tomcat_pid=`ps -ef | grep apache | grep tomcat | grep java | egrep -v grep | awk '{print $2}'`
        if [ -z "$tomcat_pid" ]; then
          echo "Tomcat is not running."
          exit 1;
        echo -n "Stopping $DESC:\n $STOP_DAEMON \n "

        tomcat_pid=`ps -ef | grep apache | grep tomcat | grep java | egrep -v grep | awk '{print $2}'`
        if [ -n "$tomcat_pid" ]; then
          echo -n "Restarting $DESC: \n $STOP_DAEMON \n"
              sleep 5
        echo -n "starting $DESC: \n $START_DAEMON \n"
        echo "Starting, please wait for about 50 seconds."
        sleep 20

        echo "Usage: $NAME {start|stop|restart}" >&2
        exit 1

exit 0

Now to add it to boot depends on your distro. For example: Ubuntu for default run levels would look like sudo update-rc.d tomcat defaults
Red Hat would look like chkconfig --add tomcat then chkconfig tomcat on

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i've already tried the solution.but it shows i'm unable to use chkconfig as it showing this error : service tomcat does not support chkconfig .FYI i', using centos 5 – Dec 18 '12 at 2:20
I updated the script to include chkconfig info. You should add the run levels you want on the default-start and default-stop lines – grekier Dec 18 '12 at 6:38

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