The installation of exist-20051203.war in Tomcat 5 / Win XP Pro is proving to be more problematic than an earlier installation of exist (200507) which worked. 

The alternative installation of eXist-snapshot-20051203.jar in c:\Program Files\eXist works fine, but I need to deploy exist as Tomcat webapp and am seeing errors.

I have tried several times to install exist-20051203.war in Tomcat, but although the webapp deploys, I cannot open Admin link to populate database, without seeing "Error found: Configuration Error" (see java stack at bottom of this page).

One source of problem seems to be that dom.dbx has write protection applied .. does this file need to have read/write permissions (on Windows XP Pro)?  If yes, how?

I have read some of the threads in wiki on Remote vs. Local connect.

From index.xml page on Tomcat webapp I can launch Webstart Client

and eXist Database Login then shows ...

username:        admin
password:

type:                Remote
URL:    xmldb:exist://localhost:8080/exist/xmlrpc

but the database is not yet populated.


if I switch from Remote to Local, the URL is blank.


Any notes/FAQ's for Tomcat5 installation / classpath settings etc.?

How to populate dom.dbx?


Thanks

DL
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when launching Admin from here ..

http://localhost:8080/exist/admin/admin.xql

Error found
Message:configuration error

Class Name                                                                Method Name             File Name                                Line
org.exist.storage.NativeBroker                                                                          NativeBroker.java                     252
org.exist.storage.BrokerFactory                         getInstance                  BrokerFactory.java                   34
org.exist.storage.BrokerPool                                         createBroker                 BrokerPool.java            873
org.exist.storage.BrokerPool                                         initialize                       BrokerPool.java            614
org.exist.storage.BrokerPool                                                                             BrokerPool.java            547
org.exist.storage.BrokerPool                                         configure                      BrokerPool.java            157
org.exist.xmldb.DatabaseImpl                                       configure                      DatabaseImpl.java                    129
org.exist.xmldb.DatabaseImpl                                       getLocalCollection        DatabaseImpl.java                    219
org.exist.xmldb.DatabaseImpl                                       getCollection                DatabaseImpl.java                    169
org.exist.xmldb.DatabaseImpl                                       getCollection                DatabaseImpl.java                    164
org.xmldb.api.DatabaseManager                                getCollection              Unknown                                Unavailable
org.exist.http.servlets.XQueryServlet                             process            XQueryServlet.java                   232
org.exist.http.servlets.XQueryServlet                             doGet                          XQueryServlet.java                   157
javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet                                        service                         HttpServlet.java                        689
javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet                                        service                         HttpServlet.java                        802
org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain internalDoFilter ApplicationFilterChain.java        237
org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain doFilter            ApplicationFilterChain.java        157
org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve           invoke                          StandardWrapperValve.java     214
org.apache.catalina.core.StandardValveContextinvokeNext                   StandardValveContext.java       104
org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline                     invoke                          StandardPipeline.java               520