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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: Loose end #1 -- tomcat configuration files
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2005 20:17:54 GMT
Can you add a JIRA for 1.1?


On Nov 18, 2005, at 11:35 AM, Jeff Genender wrote:

> +100 on this idea...we need to support multiple instances.  This is  
> going to be key on hosting configuration and developer shared boxes.
> Matt Hogstrom wrote:
>> I think anything we do in this area should start to factor in the  
>> idea of multiple configurations for a single Geronimo tree.  For  
>> example, if I was running server 1 and server 2 and wanted to have  
>> unique containers for both I would need something like:
>> $G/var/server1/catalina
>> $G/var/server2/catalina
>> as well as unique log4j properties files, config-store, etc.   
>> Continuing the single version per tree for 1.0 is fine but I'd  
>> like to see us start thinking in a larger context for more  
>> complicated customer deployments.  In one instance a customer may  
>> server multiple servers from a single NAS.
>> Just some food for thought.
>> David Jencks wrote:
>>> I now have servers for jetty and for tomcat built using the  
>>> packaging and assembly plugins.  For the second time I've spent 2  
>>> days trying to figure out why tomcat is broken only to realize  
>>> that some required configuration files are missing.  The server  
>>> built in modules/assembly copies the files from the tomcat  
>>> module, whereas I have simply included them in the geronimo- 
>>> tomcat-j2ee assembly.  Both of these solutions are really  
>>> unsatisfactory.
>>> How about writing a gbean that copies resources out of its  
>>> classpath and into a specified location (in var)?  This would let  
>>> us package these files in the geronimo-tomcat car so they would  
>>> be available for any tomcat server.  Can anyone see a problem  
>>> with this approach?
>>> thanks
>>> david jencks

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