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1804683 - Installation for BO Explorer 3.2 SP4 fails with 'FATAL ERROR: Unknown webapp server type:tomcat6'


  • A RHEL 5.5 machine is installed with Business Objects XI 3.1 SP5 with SQL Anywhere addition and tomcat6 as the application server (packaged with BOXI).
    The installation for BO Explorer 3.2 SP4 fails with the following error: 'FATAL ERROR: Unknown webapp server type:tomcat6'.
  • The Business Objects Enterprise version 3.1 SP5 is a custom build containing tomcat 6.0.22.



  • Business Objects Enterprise - 3.1 SP5.
  • Operating system - RHEL 5.5.
  • Business Objects Explorer – 3.2 SP4.
  • Application server - tomcat 6.0.22.


SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI


RHEL 5.5, tomcat6, fatal error, explorer install fails, , KBA , BI-RA-EXP , Obsolete: Polestar, Explorer , Problem

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