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I'm trying to install Tomcat7 on an Amazon EC2 instance, but it doesn't work. Below is the console output:

[ec2-user@ip-XXX ~]$ sudo yum install tomcat7
Loaded plugins: amazon-id, rhui-lb, security
Setting up Install Process
No package tomcat7 available.
Error: Nothing to do

Additionally I would also like to install the Tomcat connector native libraries.

[ec2-user@ip-XXX ~]$ sudo yum repolist
Loaded plugins: amazon-id, rhui-lb, security
rhui-REGION-client-config-server-6  | 2.6 kB   00:00
rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases    | 3.7 kB   00:00
rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases-optional | 3.5 kB     00:00
repo id                                     repo name                          status
rhui-REGION-client-config-server-6          Red Hat Update Infrastructure 2.0 Client Configuration Server 6  5
rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases            Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 (RPMs)                  11,976
rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases-optional   Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 Optional (RPMs)   6,833
repolist: 18,814

[ec2-user@ip-XXX ~]$ sudo yum list tomcat7*
Loaded plugins: amazon-id, rhui-lb, security
Error: No matching Packages to list
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Can you post the output of "sudo yum repolist" and "sudo yum list tomcat7*"? –  kernelpanic Nov 22 '13 at 16:52
I added the output to the question –  Adrian Ber Nov 22 '13 at 18:30

2 Answers 2

Tomcat7 is not available in the yum Repo on EC2. So this is how installed tomcat 7 on my RHEL 6.4 EC2 instance:

First, I wanted oracle jdk.

Oracle JDK installation:

Remove any existing JDKs

# rpm -qa | grep jdk
# rpm -e java-1.6.0-openjdk- java-1.7.0-openjdk-

Download and Install Oracle JDK

# wget --no-cookies --no-check-certificate --header "Cookie: gpw_e24=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oracle.com%2F" "http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/7u45-b18/jdk-7u45-linux-x64.rpm"
# mv jdk-7u45-linux-x64.rpm\?AuthParam\=1385533795_9ebb9bbbd4d15a8ca5d17a0dab41fedc jdk-7u45-linux-x64.rpm
# rpm -ivh jdk-7u45-linux-x64.rpm


# java -version
java version "1.7.0_45"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_45-b18)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)
# javac -version
javac 1.7.0_45


# echo "export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/default" >> /etc/profile
# source /etc/profile

Tomcat 7 Installation:

Download Tomcat

# wget http://www.trieuvan.com/apache/tomcat/tomcat-7/v7.0.47/bin/apache-tomcat-7.0.47.tar.gz
# tar -xvzf apache-tomcat-7.0.47.tar.gz
# mv apache-tomcat-7.0.47 /usr/share/

Make tomcat run as a script.

# cat > /etc/init.d/tomcat < EOF
# description: Tomcat Start Stop Restart
# processname: tomcat
# chkconfig: 234 20 80
export JAVA_HOME
export PATH

case $1 in
sh $CATALINA_HOME/bin/startup.sh
sh $CATALINA_HOME/bin/shutdown.sh
sh $CATALINA_HOME/bin/shutdown.sh
sh $CATALINA_HOME/bin/startup.sh
exit 0

Tomcat service commands:

# chmod 755 /etc/init.d/tomcat
# chkconfig  --add tomcat
# chkconfig  tomcat on
# chkconfig  --list tomcat
# service tomcat start
Using CATALINA_BASE:   /usr/share/apache-tomcat-7.0.47
Using CATALINA_HOME:   /usr/share/apache-tomcat-7.0.47
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /usr/share/apache-tomcat-7.0.47/temp
Using JRE_HOME:        /usr/java/default
Using CLASSPATH:       /usr/share/apache-tomcat-7.0.47/bin/bootstrap.jar:/usr/share/apache-tomcat-7.0.47/bin/tomcat-juli.jar

Add JAVA_OPTS as below on 2nd line on /usr/share/apache-tomcat-7.0.47/bin/catalina.sh so that it looks like:

JAVA_OPTS="-Xms1024m -Xmx2048m"

Restart Tomcat

# service tomcat restart


# netstat  -anp | grep 8080
tcp        0      0 :::8080                     :::*                        LISTEN      1792/java

You can configure tomcat to be run a normal user as well. It wasn't needed in my case and hence I did not do it. Hope this helps.

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just search for tomcat instead of tomcat7*

#yum search tomcat
apache-tomcat-apis.noarch : Tomcat Servlet and JSP APIs
jakarta-commons-dbcp-tomcat5.noarch : DBCP dependency for Tomcat5
jakarta-commons-pool-tomcat5.x86_64 : Pool dependency for Tomcat5
tomcat6-jsp-2.1-api.noarch : Apache Tomcat JSP API implementation classes
tomcat6-lib.noarch : Libraries needed to run the Tomcat Web container
tomcat6-servlet-2.5-api.noarch : Apache Tomcat Servlet API implementation classes
tomcatjss.noarch : JSSE implementation using JSS for Tomcat
tomcat6.noarch : Apache Servlet/JSP Engine, RI for Servlet 2.5/JSP 2.1 API
tomcat6-el-2.1-api.noarch : Expression Language v1.0 API
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