Ivan, thanks for the prompt response. Our intention is to provide our users with a WAR/EAR file and perhaps a simple startup script that they can edit to set the correct environment variables for their environment. It is good to know that there is a work-around like this but it might be a little too complicated for our users.
Is there any other option for configuring external folders in our classpath without putting a fixed path in geronimo-web.xml? For example, is there an easy way to append to the classpath of the server when running geronimo.sh? If so, we can just ask our users to set APP_HOME as an environment variable and provide a startup script that runs gernonimo.sh with the right parameters.
<graycol.gif>Ivan ---08/25/2010 11:46:15 AM---You could NOT use the substitution directly in geronimo-web.xml, but you might try a workaround solu
08/25/2010 11:46 AM
Re: Substitution variables in gbean attribute value
You could NOT use the substitution directly in geronimo-web.xml, but you might try a workaround solution below, it should work :-)
a. After deploying your application into the server, then stop the server.
b. Open the var/config/config.xml, and find the segment for your application.
c. Let's take the SharedLib as an example, add a xml fragment like :
d. add the APP_HOME and its real value in the var/config/config-substitutions.properties
e. Start the server, now it should use the value configured in the config-substitutions.properties.
2010/8/25 Anil Chawla <email@example.com>
Is there a way to use substitution variables when defining gbeans in geronimo-web.xml? For example, I would like to define a SharedLib for our application with an APP_HOME variable that points to the actual location of files on the user's filesystem:
<gbean name="SharedLib" class="org.apache.geronimo.system.sharedlib.SharedLib">
I've tried setting an APP_HOME environment variable as well as passing APP_HOME as a Java system property. I even tried org.apache.geronimo.config.substitution.APP_HOME but that seems to be specific to config.xml.