How to Download and Install Apache Tomcat on Mac OS X
Apache Tomcat is an open source software that implements the Jakarta EE specifications for web applications. It is widely used as a web server and servlet container for Java-based applications. In this article, we will show you how to download and install Apache Tomcat on Mac OS X using different methods.
Method 1: Using Homebrew
Homebrew is a popular package manager for Mac OS X that allows you to easily install and manage software. To use Homebrew, you need to have Xcode Command Line Tools installed on your Mac. You can check if you have them by running xcode-select --install in a terminal. If you don't have them, you will be prompted to install them.
Once you have Xcode Command Line Tools, you can install Homebrew by running the following command in a terminal:
After Homebrew is installed, you can install Apache Tomcat by running:
brew install tomcat
This will download and install the latest version of Apache Tomcat in /usr/local/Cellar/tomcat. You can start and stop Tomcat using brew services start tomcat and brew services stop tomcat respectively. You can also access the Tomcat web interface at http://localhost:8080.
If you want to edit configurations or add a web application to Tomcat, you can find the files in /usr/local/Cellar/tomcat. For example, the server.xml file is located in /usr/local/Cellar/tomcat/libexec/conf and the webapps directory is located in /usr/local/Cellar/tomcat/libexec/webapps.[^3^]
Method 2: Using Apache Tomcat Native Downloads
You can also download and install Apache Tomcat directly from the official website. There are two versions of Apache Tomcat Native available: 2.0.x and 1.2.x. The 2.0.x version implements the Jakarta EE 11 specifications, while the 1.2.x version implements the Jakarta EE 10 specifications. You should choose the version that matches your application requirements.
To download Apache Tomcat Native, go to https://tomcat.apache.org/download-native.cgi and choose the correct format for your platform. For Mac OS X, you should choose the .tar.gz file. For example, if you want to download Apache Tomcat Native 2.0.3, you can run the following command in a terminal:
This will download the file to your current directory. You can then extract it by running:
tar xzf tomcat-native-2.0.3-src.tar.gz
This will create a directory called tomcat-native-2.0.3-src. To install Apache Tomcat Native, you need to have OpenSSL installed on your Mac. You can check if you have it by running openssl version in a terminal. If you don't have it, you can install it using Homebrew by running:
brew install openssl
After OpenSSL is installed, you can go to the tomcat-native-2.0.3-src/native directory and run: