I have installed apache tomcat 7 and successfully deployed Geoserver 2.7. However whenever I copy an extension .jar file into WEB-INF/lib and try and restart geoserver using the tomcat html manager application it fails to start, and will not start until I reset my machine, delete the new .jar file and then start geoserver.

I have downloaded the latest version of geoserver 2.7 SNAPSHOT and am using the latest 2.7 SNAPSHOT builds of the extensions.

The etxensions I am most interested in are the WPS and geopackage extensions. http://docs.geoserver.org/latest/en/user/community/geopkg/installing.html

I have left it for up to 15 minutes, which I would have thought was long enough.

Has anybody successfully added extensions to geoserver, or could anyone point me in the right direction?

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  • can you get here the error text? – Morteza Malvandi Jan 15 '15 at 19:07
  • There doesn't seem to be any error text in the tomcat manager. It just hangs. Can you point me towards which logs might have some information? Should I search the geoserver or the tomcat logs? It seems to happen no matter which extension I try and add. – laxman Jan 15 '15 at 19:26
  • you might need to assign (chown) the .jar file's owner as apache:tomcat or change access permissions – tomfumb Jan 15 '15 at 19:37
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    deploy another project to tomcat root, and then copy extension to "WEB-INF/lib". if the new project running, then look at geoserver log, Otherwise look at tomcat log. – Morteza Malvandi Jan 15 '15 at 19:38
  • I don't think i can chown the .jar file as I am running windows. Morteza, do you mean another instance of geoserver 2.7? – laxman Jan 15 '15 at 20:03

I was unable to fix the issues I was having on my local machine. I rolled a new VM with Windows 7, java 8, tomcat 8 and geoserver, and the extensions installed fine and everything seems to be running OK.

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