Bug#418826: "/etc/init.d/rc.tomcat5.5 start" uses the current directory

Armin Fuerst armin at cogidata.com
Thu Apr 12 06:46:00 UTC 2007

Package: tomcat5.5
Version: 5.5.20-2

When (re)starting tomcat from command-line with the init-script
("/etc/init.d/rc.tomcat5.5 start"), the current directory affects
the runtime-environment of tomcat. This often ends up in unwritable
directories for the applets or unfound config-files.
We solved the problem by adding "cd $CATALINA_HOME" as the first line
after "start)" (line 220).
This solves our issues, but we wonder whether nobody else has this
problem and if this change to the init-script could be added to the


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