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From "Rob Wilson" <netp...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: deploy task to Tomcat partially works
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2007 18:52:46 GMT
Hi Steve,

Thank you for the tips, for some strange reason the file never gets
created?! I have included verbose in the copy task, with the output I
copied+paste the source file and destination dir into explorer to confirm
the source file and destination directory exists...

I assume it's because of the c:/program files bit? -  I also have drive E on
my machine, if I remove c: it copies to e:/Program Files/Apache Software
Foundation/Tomcat 5.5/webapps ok.  So whats the format to force it to go to
c:.... ?

Cheers,
Rob.

<property name="local.tomcat.webapp.path" value="c:/Program Files/Apache
Software Foundation/Tomcat 5.5/webapps"/>

<property name="deploy" location="./deploy"/>

<property name="warfile" location="${deploy}/ciderbob-website.war"/>

<echo message="deploy-local - copying ${warfile} to ${
local.tomcat.webapp.path}..."/>

<copy todir="${local.tomcat.webapp.path}"

file="${warfile}"

failonerror="yes"

overwrite="yes"

verbose="yes"/>



On 10/31/07, Steve Loughran <stevel@apache.org> wrote:
>
> Rob Wilson wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I have written my first Ant script from scratch, using google and the
> > O'reilly definitive guide.  I'm mostly happy with what I have ended up
> with,
> > however when I try to use the Tomcat DeployTask my application is not
> > deployed as expected.
> >
> > If I manually copy my war file to the webapps directory everything is
> fine,
> > so I really would like to understand how to use ant to deploy using the
> > Tomcat task (rather than copying directly to the webapp folder - it
> seems
> > cleaner).
>
>
> Speaking as the author of the alternative book, I'd argue in favour of
> deploying by copying the file.
>
> -its not any cleaner
> -its significantly less brittle
> -it lets you deploy in a secure environment
> -it ports to jboss, glassfish, etc, simply by changing the target dir.
> -you can undeploy using <delete> even if the application is already
> undeployed (whereas the tomcat tasks raise an error)
>
> the tomcat tasks (from the tomcat team) generates HTTP command to talk
> to the tomcat manager. Which means that the management API needs to be
> made visible.
>
> Just stick to using <copy>
>
> -Steve
>
> ps:
>
> > <target name="War" depends="Initialize, Compile">
> >
> > <echo message="Generating War file..."/>
> >
> > <war destfile="${warfile}" webxml="${web-inf.dir}/web.xml">
> >
> > <classes dir="${src}" includes="**/*.xml" />
> >
> > <classes dir="${deploy}" includes="**/*.class" />
> >
> > <fileset dir="${webcontent.dir}">
> >
> > <include name="**/*"/>
> >
> > </fileset>
> >
> > <lib dir="${web-lib.dir}" includes="**/*.jar" />
> >
> > <lib dir="${common-lib}" includes="**/*.jar" />
>
> > </war>
>
> There's no point asking for **/*.jar, as webapps only go one level deep.
> You need your lib directory to be flat before building the WAR.
>
> -steve
>
> --
> Steve Loughran                  http://www.1060.org/blogxter/publish/5
> Author: Ant in Action           http://antbook.org/
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-- 
Regards,
Rob Wilson

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