Installing Tomcat 7 using apt-get fails
I get the following error when installing Tomcat7:
Setting up tomcat7 (7.0.26-1ubuntu1.1) ...
chmod: cannot access `/etc/tomcat7/tomcat-users.xml': No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing tomcat7 (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
>Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
And I get this error when I try to apt-get remove Tomcat7:
Removing tomcat7 ...
* tomcat7 is not installed
invoke-rc.d: initscript tomcat7, action "stop" failed.
How do I fix this to install Tomcat 7 correctly?
apt-get purge tomcat7
I had the exact the same problem.
I had to run this command (see below) to see what all tomcat related libraries are there and remove ALL the tomcat related libraries:
To see what all tomcat related libraries are there:
dpkg -l | grep -i tomcat
To remove a tomcat library:
dpkg -P <library-name>
Then, I reinstalled tomcat7 using the command:
sudo apt-get install tomcat7
[ During installation, it spit out messages saying it is going to install some of the other libraries related to tomcat7 - I chose - yes ].
It installed tomcat7 and started it.
Then, I stopped and restarted tomcat7 using these commands: