Howto: Install Apache Tomcat 6 on Ubuntu 11.10

This post describes how to instal Apache Tomcat 6 on Ubuntu 11.10.

  1. Download Tomcat 6 from or a mirror listed there.
  2. Extract it in the /usr/local directory:
    cd /usr/local/
    sudo tar xvfz ~/apache-tomcat-6.0.35.tar.gz # or wherever you downloaded tomcat to
    sudo ln -s apache-tomcat-6.0.35 apache-tomcat-6 # or whatever your tomcat version is

This post is incomplete, but might get you going. More docs can be found @