I update my SLES (OES) from sp1 to servicpack 2 and also installed all
patches and updates which were available for my system.
Tomcat however won't start anymore.

The following message is shown:

myserv:~ # /etc/init.d/novell-tomcat4 start
Starting tomcat4: Using CATALINA_BASE: /var/opt/novell/tomcat4
Using CATALINA_HOME: /var/opt/novell/tomcat4
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /var/opt/novell/tomcat4/temp
Using JAVA_HOME: /opt/novell/lib/java2
touch: cannot touch `/var/opt/novell/tomcat4/logs/catalina.out': Permission

myserv:~ # /opt/novell/tomcat4/bin/dtomcat4: line 287:
/var/opt/novell/tomcat4/logs/catalina.out: Permission denied

myserv:~ #

I start tomcat from the root user.

What can I do to solve this?


p.s. is there a commandline tool to see that I am actually on sp2 level?