Re: status of tomcat5.5
> is tomcat5.5 really broken?
Somewhat, please refer to the bug reports for details. If you want to help,
use "reportbug" to report any additional problems you run into.
Also check README.Debian and follow the debugging instructions there if you
have a problem. In particular check the security policy, which may need
tweaking for you webapp.
> Why is there both an /usr/share/tomcat5.5 AND a /var/lib/tomcat5.5
> each with a webapps folder in them?
There isn't. Which version are you using?