Well, running Tomcat with Gentoo is somewhat ugly. First of all, after installing Tomcat and running it, there was no page at all. So after making sure, that Tomcat is actually running, and that there isn’t any other application listening on that port (e.g. Apache2), I went to the web and found out that I’d need to have the “examples” Useflag. Tried that, no change. So I ran an “emerge –newuse”, but even after that, it didn’t work.
This one’s gonna be a “shorty”. Ever wondered, how portage and emerge work? Well, never seen an easier explanation:
Btw. the Article (that’s availiable online 😉 ) is also worth reading (though as a Gentoo user you’ll already know all of that).