I installed tomcat6 on my Ubuntu server
apt-get install tomcat6
Now I want to install jasperserver - I choose with an existing tomcat
I have to insert the tomcat location..
i tried /etc/tomcat6
everytime I receive an error: The directory you selected does not seem to be a valid Tomcat directory...
What is the location then??
When you install tomcat with aptitude (apt-get) as a package in Ubunto (or other linux flavors) the package installers separates catalina home and catalina base in to separate places in the file system. If I remember correctly in Ubuntu by default, CATALINA_HOME is /usr/share/tomcat6, and CATALINA_BASE is /var/lib/tomcat6. This prevents the bundled installer to properly find tomcat in the system (since it was designed to allow you to install everything in one go, tomcat + postgres + jasper)
I recommend you to do a WAR file instalation of Jasper instead see Chapter 5 of the install guide http://community.jaspersoft.com/documentation
where you can set in your default_master.properties this 2 diferent paths with no problem like this: