J2EE battles

After about three days of more-or-less solid effort, I have almost got a WebSphere development environment running. WebSphere is running, the HTTP server is running, SSL is working, and DB2 is running… however, the HTTP server doesn’t map the /servlet/ URLs to WebSphere when I connect to it via SSL. I’m assuming the problem is somewhere in the httpd.conf file, which is huge and ugly. I’ll have to sit down with the documentation tomorrow morning and hope for an “Aha!”.

I shall refrain from ranting about all the crappy little problems which have lead to this whole process taking days rather than hours. Suffice it to say that installing WebSphere on Linux makes installing Domino look like installing an iMac.