Tomcat 8 tutorial posible error

March 13, 2017 1.2k views
Apache CentOS

In the tutorial
In the part that says: Install Systemd Unit File :
when talk: ‘sudo vi /etc/systemd/system/tomcat.service’
It is impossible to create such a file because there is no systemd folder on any side, instead on ubuntu if it can be done

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On Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10, you should be able to drop it in to /lib/systemd/system/


sudo nano /lib/systemd/system/tomcat.service

Then run:

sudo systemctl enable tomcat.service


sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Locations will vary from one OS distro to another, especially in the case of CentOS vs Ubuntu. The only two distros that normally have the same paths (in most cases) are Ubuntu and Debian since Ubuntu is a fork of Debian and RedHat based distros.

And in Centos ? where is the systemd folder ?

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