I'm beginning grails development but just cannot make IntelliJ deploy a newly created grails app to a local Tomcat. I always get http 404 on the index.gsp. However, when I open the manager app in Tomcat, it shows that the application is up and running. I can even download the file js/application.js - it just seems that grails doesn't kick in.
Of course it works perfectly when I build a war file and copy that into webapps.
These are the versions I used:
- IntelliJ IDEA 12.1.6 Ultimate
- Grails 2.2.4 and 2.3.2
- Tomcat 7.0.47 and 6.
These are the detailed steps I took several times, even on different computers, always with same result:
create a new grails app in IntelliJ and launch default run configuration (grails) - so far that's working fine.
set up deployment to a local Tomcat server. I've configured the application server in IntelliJ, creating an artifact (Web Application: Archive or Web Application: Exploded) using the GrailsWeb facet and assigned it to be deployed.
start the local application server and IntelliJ would report that the artifact is deployed successfully
opening the browser will give 404
WHY? What am I doing wrong?
It must be something about grails, because I was able to pull an example Java application (spring-petclinic) from github and simply run it in Tomcat without trouble...
I've noticed that I can manually deploy the war generated using "Make Grails Web archive". But when I do the same with the war-file of the artifact under out/... it won't work.
Obviously the latter one wasn't generated correctly: its missing MANIFEST.MF under META-INF and there's also no grails.xml and grails-app under WEB-INF!
Could you please have a look at the facets: Is there something wrong?