Install Apache Tomcat 7.0.54 in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10, Linux Mint

Apache Tomcat 7.0.54 an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies has just been released and available for download and install. This release contains a number of bug fixes and improvements compared to version 7.0.53. The notable changes since 7.0.53 includes:

  • Extend and improve memory leak protection and fix a few leaks that crept in during the various refactorings
  • Add additional protection against a failure to correctly recycle the request and response objects
  • APR/native library version updated to 1.1.30
  • Ensure that removing an MBean notification listener reverts all the operations performed when adding an MBean notification listener
  • Information about finished deployment and its execution time is added to the log files
  • Avoid eclipse debugger pausing on uncaught exceptions when tomcat renews its threads
  • Avoid StackOverflowError on non-Windows systems if a file named \ is encountered when scanning for TLDs
  • When a WAR is modified, undeploy the web application before deleting any expanded directory as the undeploy process may refer to classes that need to be loaded from the expanded directory. If the expanded directory is deleted first, any attempt to load a new class during undeploy will fail

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Install Apache Tomcat 7.0.54

– Simply follow the steps I have outlined below to installing Tomcat 7.0.54 on Ubuntu 14.04

cd ~

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

sudo wget


tar -xvf apache-tomcat-7.0.54.tar.gz

mv apache-tomcat-7.0.54 tomcat7

cd tomcat7/

echo "export CATALINA_HOME=\"~/tomcat7\"" >> ~/.bashrc

source ~/.bashrc

sudo ./bin/

– Access tomcat via the browser using URL ‘localhost:8080

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