Logged in as root I unpacked Tomcat into/usr/local/, then created a link from tomcat to the jakarta-tomcat-4.1.x directory.
As a normal user, to run your own Tomcat instance do the following:
Choose a directory in your personal space to run your Tomcat instance. I chose /home/jurn/tomcat. Create this directory.
Copy the following directories from the shared tomcat instance to your local directory.
bash-2.05a$ cd /usr/local/tomcat bash-2.05a$ cp -R conf/ logs/ webapps/ work/ temp/ /home/jurn/tomcat/
Setup the following environment variables:
CATALINA_HOME. This should be set to /usr/local/tomcat
CATALINA_BASE. This should be set to /home/jurn/tomcat
JAVA_HOME. This should be set to your favourite java installation.
JAVA_OPTS. jvm opts
You can now use /usr/local/tomcat/bin/startup.sh to start tomcat, and /usr/local/tomcat/bin/shutdown.sh to shutdown tomcat.
Usually installed in /manager/html
You should edit conf/tomcat-users.xml before starting this. Make sure you add a user with the role 'manager'.