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From "David Johnson (JIRA)" <>
Subject [Roller-JIRA] Created: (ROL-1491) Make log4j configurable via
Date Mon, 23 Jul 2007 16:27:31 GMT
Make log4j configurable via

                 Key: ROL-1491
             Project: Roller
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Configuration & Settings
            Reporter: David Johnson
            Assignee: Roller Unassigned
             Fix For: 4.0

With 4.0 we are almost able to configure Roller entirely without modifying the contents of
the Roller WAR, but there is one significant "hole" and that is

First, we've got the string ${catalina.home} hardcoded into Log4j expands
that using the catalina.home system property, but that is not available on other app servers.
To change that you have to bust open the WAR and modify

Second, if a users needs to adjust logging levels they also have to bust open the WAR.

We can solve these problems very easily by adding the Log4j properties to
That way, folks can use to configure Log4j. At startup time we pull
the Log4j from RollerConfig (so they get the override values) and
then feed them to Log4j PropertiesConfigurator.configure() method.

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