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Apache Tomcat


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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 6/3/2015.

Tomcat is a Application Server. It is possible to run Web application ARchive (WAR) files using Tomcat. Apache Tomcat requires a JDK in order to run.

Optional installation commands:

Issue -packageparameters '"/InstallLocation=C:\Path\to\installationdirectory"' to overwrite the default installation directory, e.g. choco install tomcat -packageparameters '"/InstallLocation=C:\temp"' extracts the package in C:\temp.

Bugs and Features:

Create an issue or comment to an existing one -

To install Apache Tomcat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install tomcat --version 8.0.21

To upgrade Apache Tomcat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade tomcat --version 8.0.21


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'tomcat'
    $32BitUrl = ''
    $64BitUrl = ''
    $global:installLocation = Get-BinRoot
    $checksum = '6c3ff8e6128e27a458efefd15f95e2f3'
    $checksumType = 'md5'
    $checksum64 = '78ddba575fe96bf06dadea4c3d2aae94'
    $checksumType64 = 'md5'
    $availablePort = '8080'
    $serviceName = 'tomcat'
    if(!$PSScriptRoot){ $PSScriptRoot = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path -Parent }
    . "$PSScriptRoot\OverwriteParameters.ps1"
    . "$PSScriptRoot\Install-Service.ps1"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$32BitUrl" "$global:installLocation" "$64BitUrl" -checksum "$checksum" -checksumType "$checksumType" -checksum64 "$checksum64" -checksumType64 "$checksumType64"
    $catalinaHome = "$global:installLocation\apache-tomcat-8.0.21"
    $createServiceCommand = "${catalinaHome}\bin\service.bat install $packageName"
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable 'CATALINA_HOME' "$catalinaHome"
    Install-Service $packageName $serviceName $createServiceCommand $availablePort
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'tomcat'
    if(!$PSScriptRoot){ $PSScriptRoot = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path -Parent }
    . "$PSScriptRoot\Install-Service.ps1"
    . "$PSScriptRoot\Uninstall-ZipPackage.ps1"
    Uninstall-Service "$packageName"
    Uninstall-ZipPackage "$packageName"
  • tools\Install-Service.ps1 Show
    function Install-Service {
        Installs a service
        This will install a service
        .PARAMETER PackageName
        The name of the package for whom the service will be installed.
        .PARAMETER ServiceName
        The name of service which will be used to install and start the service.
        .PARAMETER CreateServiceCommand
        The command which installs the service.
        .PARAMETER AvailablePort (OPTIONAL)
            The port which needs to be available in order to start the service.
            Install-Service "dcm4chee" "DCM4CHEE" "nssm install DCM4CHEE `"java`" -jar `"%DCM4CHEE_HOME%/bin/run.jar"`" "8090"
            Install-Service "postgresqlzip" "PostgreSQL" "pg_ctl register -N `"PostgreSQL`" -U `"LocalSystem`" -w" "5432"
            Install-Service "apacheds" "ApacheDS" "nssm install ApacheDS `"java`" -jar `"%APACHEDS_HOME%/lib/apacheds-service-${version}.jar`" `"%APACHEDS_HOME%/instances/default`"" "10389"
            Install-Service "test" "test" "nssm install test `"$testDirectory\testService.bat`""
            This helper reduces the number of lines one would have to write to install a service to 1 line.
            This method has error handling built into it.
                [string] $packageName,
                [string] $serviceName,
                [string] $createServiceCommand,
                [int] $availablePort
            Write-debug "Running 'Install-Service' for $packageName with serviceName:`'$serviceName`', createServiceCommand: `'$createServiceCommand`', availablePort: `'$availablePort`' ";
        if (!$packageName) {
            Write-ChocolateyFailure "Install-Service" "Missing PackageName input parameter."
        if (!$serviceName) {
            Write-ChocolateyFailure "Install-Service" "Missing ServiceName input parameter."
        if (!$createServiceCommand) {
            Write-ChocolateyFailure "Install-Service" "Missing CreateServiceCommand input parameter."
            UnInstall-Service -serviceName "$serviceName"
        if ($availablePort -and (Get-StatePort)) {
            Write-ChocolateyFailure "Install-Service" "$availablePort is in LISTENING state and not available."
        try {
            Write-Host "$packageName service will be installed"
            iex $createServiceCommand
        } catch {
        Write-ChocolateyFailure "Install-Service" "The createServiceCommand is incorrect: '$_'."
    if (Get-ServiceExistence) {
            Write-Host "$packageName service will be started"
            for ($i=0;$i -lt 12; $i++) {
                $serviceStatus = Get-Service -Name $serviceName
                                 start-service $serviceName
                if (($serviceStatus.Status -eq "running") -and (Get-StatePort)) {
                    Write-Host "$packageName service has been started"
                } else {
                    Write-Host "$packageName service cannot be started. Attempt $i to start the service."
                if ($i -eq 11) {
                    Write-ChocolateyFailure "Install-Service" "service $serviceName cannot be started."
                    Start-Sleep -s 10
        } else {
            Write-ChocolateyFailure "Install-Service" "service $serviceName does not exist."
    function Get-ServiceExistence {
            [string] $serviceName = $serviceName
        Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Service -Filter "Name='$serviceName'"
    function Uninstall-Service {
            [string] $serviceName = $serviceName
        $service = Get-ServiceExistence -serviceName $serviceName
        if ($service) {
            Write-Host "$serviceName service already exists and will be removed"
            stop-service $serviceName
    function Get-StatePort {
        return Get-NetTCPConnection -State Listen | Where-Object {$_.LocalAddress -match "::|" -and $_.LocalPort -eq "$availablePort"}
  • tools\OverwriteParameters.ps1 Show
    function OverwriteParameters {
    	$arguments = @{};
    	$packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters;
    	if($packageParameters) {
    		$MATCH_PATTERN = "/([a-zA-Z]+)=(.*)(`")"
    		$VALUE_INDEX = 2
    		if($packageParameters -match $MATCH_PATTERN){
    			$results = $packageParameters | Select-String $MATCH_PATTERN -AllMatches 
    			$results.matches | % { 
    		if($arguments.ContainsKey("InstallLocation")) {
    			$global:installLocation = $arguments["InstallLocation"];
    			Write-Host "Value variable installLocation changed to $global:installLocation"
  • tools\Uninstall-ZipPackage.ps1 Show
    function Uninstall-ZipPackage {
      [string] $packageName
    	if(!$packageName) {
    		Write-ChocolateyFailure "Uninstall-ZipPackage" "Missing PackageName input parameter."
    	ChildItem "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\${packageName}.*" -Recurse -Filter "${packageName}" | 
    	ForEach-Object{ $installLocation = (Get-Content $_.FullName | Select-Object -First 1);
    		if (("$installLocation" -match "${packageName}|apache-tomcat") -and (Test-Path -Path "$installLocation")) {
    			Write-Host "Uninstalling by removing directory $installLocation";
    			Remove-Item -Recurse -Force "$installLocation"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Apache Software Foundation


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Apache Tomcat 9.0.24 5 Sunday, August 18, 2019 submitted
Apache Tomcat 9.0.21 1048 Saturday, June 8, 2019 approved
Apache Tomcat 9.0.20 795 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 approved
Apache Tomcat 9.0.19 485 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 approved
Apache Tomcat 9.0.0-rc 623 Friday, March 31, 2017 exempted
Apache Tomcat 8.5.12 26979 Friday, March 31, 2017 approved
Apache Tomcat 8.0.33 39571 Saturday, May 28, 2016 approved
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