Error Installing Tomcat 7

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I want to install Tomcat 7, but I'm getting an error. How can I fix this?

Here's what I'm getting:

apt-get install tomcat7
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
E: Unable to locate package tomcat7

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There could be a few reasons for this error. One of them is the version of Tomcat you're trying to install. Basically, as of 5/2019, the following page from Stack Overflow is pointing out that you need to install tomcat 8 instead of 7 by using this command:

sudo apt-get install tomcat8

Tomcat Installation Error

However, if you're running Ubuntu 19.04 you'll want to install Tomcat 9:

sudo apt-get install tomacat9

Also, make sure that you have your hostname set properly, and you've also gotten the proper upgrade and update:

sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

Our guide on installing Tomcat gives you the step-by-step instructions:

Install Tomcat on Ubuntu


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