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From Jess Holle <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Tomcat 5.5.7 Stability
Date Fri, 28 Jan 2005 16:55:40 GMT
You can and have fixed CLASSPATH in the past.

Use of the JRE's lib/ext or lib/endorsed is different -- and not 
reasonably solvable, though.

Jess Holle

Remy Maucherat wrote:

> Tim Funk wrote:
>> I'm going to abstain from voting since I am unable to adequately 
>> test. But I did find one item which could be a PITA for the folks on 
>> tomcat-user.
>> In - the CLASSPATH isn't always overridden. If the 
>> user tries to start tomcat with an existing CLASSPATH  - that is 
>> appended to the bootstrap classpath. You can only guess that wacky 
>> errors I saw after startup with my legacy 3+ year old CLASSPATH.
>> I committed the change to to fix this.
>> While this issue is definitely not a blocker, it might cause a lot of 
>> frustration for the many users who keep their CLASSPATH enironment 
>> variable set.
> Well, JARs in system extensions is an equally common and very similar 
> issue, from what I've seen (where the user has an old servlet.jar in 
> the booclasspath, for example). We can't fix that one.
> Rémy
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