This is how I got cocoon 2.1 installed on top of tomcat 4.1 (on windows):

  1. unzip cocoon 2.1
  2. from the unzipped directory: "build clean webapp"
  3. install tomcat (i used the .exe installer)
  4. stop tomcat if it is running
  5. move the webapp directory in your cocoon-2.1/build directory to "C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Tomcat 4.1\webapps" (you don't want to copy this, trust me), and rename the webapp directory to "cocoon".
  6. start tomcat and point browser to "http://127.0.0.1:8080"

  7. click on "Tomcat Manager" and enter your login and password provided during the tomcat install
  8. you should see the "cocoon" directory listed - click on the "start" url next to it (it takes some time here for the browser to come back with a reply page)
  9. click on the cocoon url itself, and you should be getting to the cocoon page

Instead of copying the webapp directory you can just build a WAR by using "build war" and move this WAR into Tomcat's webapps directory.

Cocoon2.1OnTomcat4.1 (last edited 2009-09-20 23:42:38 by localhost)