If Tomcat was not bundled as part of an operating system distribution, it won’t have the necessary file(s) to start automatically at system boot time. Please visit here to findout the steps that should be taken to start Tomcat automatically after Linux boots.

Some other helpful links for this are

1. Tomcat 5 Administration Basics

2. Installing Tomcat on Linux

3. Installing Web Services with Linux / Tomcat / Apache / Struts / Postgresql / OpenSSL / JDBC / JNDI / DBCP

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