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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: Fedora "tomcat"
Date Mon, 17 May 2004 19:51:44 GMT
Costin Manolache wrote:
> Remy Maucherat wrote:
>>> Finally - am I overreacting, are other people seeing this as a real 
>>> issue, or should we just ignore the problem like apache does ?
>> I would answer no, as the stability issue is a big problem (the HTTPd 
>> doesn't have that issue; why is the worst left to us ? :/). The 
>> directory layout is a less critical issue.
>> (we can't do the last point: the license allows basically anything)
> I disagree - there are a lot of things we can do:

(in case it wasn't obvious, my answer was: no[, you're not overreacting])

> - warn the users on web, readme, release notes, startup messages


> - provide RPMs with the right layout, or at least define what it should 
> be ( right now this is left completely undefined )

+1 too. I don't have too much experience with Unix here, so I can't 
really help.

> The layout on linux is going to become a critical issue when more 
> distributions start including tomcat, each in its own form. Or when 
> users of fedora start using the bundled tomcat and nobody will know 
> where the files should be placed. Remember all the issues with the 
> xerces versions and endorsed dirs.

I agree. I just want to point out that the bad runtime they are using is 
an even bigger problem at this point.

> Ignoring the problem  (like most OS apps do) is not going to solve it,
> anyone who has used more than 1 linux variant can confirm this.


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