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

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?



when launching Admin from here ..


Error found
Message:configuration error

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