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How To Install Apache Tomcat 8 on Ubuntu without using apt-get

Sometimes you would want to install the latest version of tomcat server but your using apt-get doesn’t work for you. I had to go this route when my IntelliJIDEA IDE didn’t like my apt-get way installed tomcat server.

Before trying below make sure you have java installed and system variable JAVA_HOME has been set properly.

Step 1 : Get the latest version of tomcat server

Note: Change the file url and file name based on what is latest available by looking into following URL:

Step 2 : Unzip tomcat installation files
tar xzvf apache-tomcat-8.0.0-RC10.tar.gz
sudo mv apache-tomcat-8.0.0-RC10 /usr/local
Step 3 : Setup system variable
nano ~/.bashrc

this will open up a text editor. Go to the end of the file (Alt+/) and add the following line:

export CATALINA_HOME=/usr/local/apache-tomcat-8.0.0-RC10

save and exit (Crlt+X and Y)

Step 4 : Load new configuration
. ~/.bashrc

Step 5 : Test your setup
Start tomcat server

sudo $CATALINA_HOME/bin/

Then open this URL in your browser


If everything is alright, you would see tomcat’s webapp GUI.