I have a very important suggestion (important for newbies or ... me) for the tomcat wiki. To work with tomcat without problems you must have permissions on the configuration files. So i think the wiki must have something related to permissions and groups like
gpasswd -a <user> tomcat.
All the configuration files bundled with the tomcat package doesn't have the permissions for any user to read its content. The only easy way to have access to this files is adding your user to the tomcat group.
I hope this helps.
PD: sorry if you notice my poor english.
Add it to the wiki then. The wiki is great because our community makes it so.
Working on it!
Would that fix this mod_jk problem? Do you mean to say that I have those permissions when I actually edit those files?
I think the wiki is also mistaken assuming that JAVA_HOME is in the /opt directory.