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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: TC 5.0.17: Relative context path no longer works
Date Thu, 15 Jan 2004 00:29:42 GMT
David Rees wrote:
> In previous versions of Tomcat, I've used a relative context path like
> this to setup the manager webapp:
> <Context path="/manager" docBase="../server/webapps/manager" debug="0"
> privileged="true"/>

This works for me.

> If I use the absolute path to the manager directory everything is OK.  I
> couldn't find any mention of this in the changelog.
> However, this no longer works in 5.0.17 and I get a ClassNotFoundException.
> I can provide stack traces if it would help.  The exact same config works
> fine in 5.0.16.
> BTW, someone needs to add 5.0.17 as a Tomcat Version to bugzilla.

Yeah, yeah, but I recommend you don't file a bug about this unless you 
are really sure about it (and please give detailed examples).


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