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  • From: "GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing" <>
  • To: Keith Hazelton <>,
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] quickstart 1.6.2: 404 error
  • Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:46:40 +0100

Unfortunately : > SEVERE: Error filterStart is very unfriendly - we have several filters...

If you change your Tomcat conf/ file so that:

org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.[Catalina].[localhost].level = FINE

rather than INFO, and restart Tomcat you should get some debug info - I get it in my localhost log:

FINE: Starting filters
29-Oct-2010 14:35:47 org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext filterStart
FINE: Starting filter 'CAS Filter'

etc. That may help us work out which filter is failing though I'm not quite sure why the Exception which is presumably thrown is not being logged.


--On 29 October 2010 07:34 -0500 Keith Hazelton <> wrote:

On Oct 29, 2010, at 24:05, Rob Hebron wrote:
See below for reply --k

Did the deployment of the grouper webapp to tomcat go OK? If tomcat is
at /opt/apache-tomcat-6.0.29 then you should have a directory

If the webapp is in place but you still get Tomcat errors then
/opt/apache-tomcat-6.0.29/logs/catalina.out should contain details of
any errors during deployment or startup.


On 29/10/10 05:06, Keith Hazelton wrote:
It seems that I did a successful install of the grouper quickstart 1.6.2
on Mac OS 10.6.4 following instructions on the wiki.

got through the "ant db" step

browsed to http://localhost:8080/grouper

...and got a 404 page not found error.

$CATALINA_HOME is /opt/apache-tomcat-6.0.29 The Tomcat examples run fine

Here's the bottom of the grouper_error.log:
2010-10-28 22:34:39,004: [main] WARN ApiConfig.printConfigOnce(197) - -
Grouper starting up: version: 1.6.2, build date: 2010/10/15 16:06:22,
env: <no label configured> read from:
/opt/grouper.quickstart-1.6.2/grouper-ui/build/grouper/WEB-INF/classes/ Grouper current directory is:
/opt/grouper.quickstart-1.6.2 read from:
/opt/grouper.quickstart-1.6.2/grouper-ui/build/grouper/WEB-INF/classes/ Grouper is logging to file:
log, at min level WARN for package: edu.internet2.middleware.grouper,
based on
sources.xml read from:
sources.xml sources.xml groupersource id: g:gsa
sources.xml jdbc source id: example: GrouperJdbcConnectionProvider
2010-10-28 22:34:43,245: [main] INFO
<>(141) - -
session: start (228ms)
2010-10-28 22:34:43,337: [main] INFO
<>(141) - -
session: start (3ms)
2010-10-28 22:34:43,392: [main] INFO
<>(141) - -
session: start (1ms)
2010-10-28 22:34:43,524: [main] INFO
<>(141) - -
session: start (1ms)
2010-10-28 22:34:43,555: [main] INFO
<>(141) - -
session: start (30ms)

Searched the grouper-user archives and came up empty.

Looking for clue, --Keith

Per Rob (thanks) checked that the grouper web app is in place and here
are the relevant bits of catalina.out after starting tomcat and browsing
to http://localhost:8080/grouper : -----
Oct 29, 2010 7:23:30 AM org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener init
INFO: The APR based Apache Tomcat Native library which allows optimal
performance in production environments was not found on the
Oct 29, 2010 7:23:30 AM org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol init
INFO: Initializing Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http-8080
Oct 29, 2010 7:23:30 AM org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina load
INFO: Initialization processed in 702 ms
Oct 29, 2010 7:23:30 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService start
INFO: Starting service Catalina
Oct 29, 2010 7:23:30 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine start
INFO: Starting Servlet Engine: Apache Tomcat/6.0.29
Oct 29, 2010 7:23:30 AM org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig
deployDescriptor INFO: Deploying configuration descriptor grouper.xml
Oct 29, 2010 7:23:33 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext start
SEVERE: Error filterStart
Oct 29, 2010 7:23:33 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext start
SEVERE: Context [/grouper] startup failed due to previous errors

--Keith, gr00per n00b

p.s. "shibboleet"

GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing

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