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From Glenn Nielsen <gl...@mail.more.net>
Subject Re: Deploys to "wrong" directory...
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2003 11:03:56 GMT
The updated HTML web application manager available in Tomcat 4.1.24 can
install a web application into your webapps directory.  This is not
available as an ant task, only via the HTML Manager.

Regards,

Glenn

Karsten Wutzke wrote:
> Hi all!
> 
> I've already asked this in the Ant and Tomcat User lists, but no one 
> could give me a reasonable answer.
> 
> When deploying, that is using the Ant Tomcat 4.1 <deploy> task, the web 
> app war file is copied to 
> $CATALINA_HOME/work/standalone/localhost/manager. Furthermore, an 
> directory containing *only* Java platform files (classes and jars) is 
> automatically expanded in 
> $CATALINA_HOME/work/standalone/localhost/<context>. Note that there are 
> no html's, jsp's, images or anything there. I can also delete this 
> directory and the web app still works.
> 
> I had expected the whole web app to be in the $CATALINA_HOME/webapps dir 
> or in a context subdir. Why is the web app deployed to the Tomcat work 
> directory, which, according to the Tomcat docs at 
> http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-4.1-doc/README.txt , is a 
> "Scratch directory used by Tomcat for holding temporary files and 
> directories"...???
> 
> I don't like this behavior. Is it, because I'm essentially using the 
> Manager web app, which itself is just a web app, and thus places 
> anything into its scratch dir?
> 
> I'd like my web app to be in the $CATALINA_HOME/webapps dir in some 
> way... How is that done?
> 
> Another question I have is with the install task:
> Where are the application files really? In the automatically expanded 
> directory $CATALINA_HOME/work/standalone/localhost/<context>, there are 
> only Java platform files, no html or jsp's. But the index.html is 
> found... Where is it?
> 
> Thanks for helping!
> 
> Karsten
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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