Stash Tomcat not running on 7990


I am attempting to run an evaluation version of Stash 3.5.1 on a Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS VM.  I have followed the installation instructions as per, after amending the <stash_install_dir>/bin/ file to point to the stash_home dir that I have created and then running $ sudo bin/ I get the encouraging output:

Tomcat started.

Success! You can now use Stash at the following address:


However, nothing seems to be listening on port 7990 and I cannot access Stash.  Running $ netstat -a also confirms that nothing is listening on that port.  What have I missed?



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Hi Phillip,
Try checking the Stash logs to see if anything interesting comes up after the start. These logs should be in

&lt;Stash installation directory&gt;\logs

by default.

Thanks for the tip David.  I have looked in the \logs directory and the only line of interest that I can see is in catalina.out:


12-Jan-2015 12:57:59.193 WARNING [main] org.apache.catalina.startup.ClassLoaderFactory.validateFile Problem with directory [/home/ubuntu/stash_home/lib], exists: [false], isDirectory: [false], canRead: [false]

/home/ubuntu/stash_home is a directory I created when I extracted the tar.gz.  I extracted atlassian-stash-3.5.1 into /home/ubuntu/stash_install from wherein I ran after updating the pointing the stash_home variable to /home/ubuntu/stash_home

There is nothing yet in that home directory.  Is that what was expected?


Just to close this off:


I deleted the files I had extracted from the tarball distribution of Stash and took the latest linux installer atlassian-stash-3.6.0-x64.bin and started again. 

I also uninstalled the OpenJDK that I was using (path of least resistance) and replaced it with the Oracle JDK 7.71.

Stash is running just fine now following use of the installer rather than the version I unpacked and attempted to configure myself.

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