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From GOMEZ Henri <>
Subject RE: Tomcat 4.0 RPMs?
Date Thu, 27 Sep 2001 10:18:42 GMT
>Hi Vic. We're currently trying to sort out the best way of 
>packaging a 4.0 RPM. 

>TC4 has quite a few external jar dependencies ... some optional, some 
>mandatory. We're kind of between a rock and a hard place with 
>both a few of the 
>RPM packaging policies as well as some jar redistribution issues.

I'm still waiting for Craig answer on externals jars avaibility
outside Sun site (jta, jmx, ldap, ....).

I've asked to have them all of them in a tomcat-supplemental
tarball available on to have them included
in TC 4.0 RPM, of course if license permit that also.
Something to be validated by Sun Lawyers.

The interest of the RPM is that it provides a ready-to-run 
solution but it won't be the case if the users need to grab 
and then install (where) the external jars by hand.

Some could think we could get the TC 4.0 binary and package it
in RPM but it's also not a solution since RPM policies ask to
have a binary generated from one or many sources and in that 
case it won't be the case.

Only some vendors provide RPM like this, JDK/SDK from Sun/IBM
for example but these tools are not OpenSource...

Until I got a positive answer from Craig, I'll have to delay
TC 4.0 RPM (allready done in-house) and I'm more than sorry 
about that.....

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