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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 37035] New: - Prevent temp\ directory disappearing when tar.gz is used on Windows
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2005 00:22:27 GMT
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http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=37035

           Summary: Prevent temp\ directory disappearing when tar.gz is used
                    on Windows
           Product: Tomcat 5
           Version: 5.5.12
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: Unknown
        AssignedTo: tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org
        ReportedBy: jefft@apache.org


If a user:

 - is on Windows
 - downloads the tar.gz distribution
 - unpacks with WinZIP

then Tomcat breaks in odd ways. This is because the temp\ directory is empty in
the distribution, and WinZIP's default behaviour is not to create directories if
they are empty.

I know this is a combination of WinZIP stupidity and odd user behaviour, but
there is an easy way to avoid the problem: add a temp\README.txt file so the
directory is non-empty.

There was a temp\README.txt in 4.1 days, which read:

"""
This temp directory is used by the JVM for temporary file storage.
The JVM is configured to use this as its java.io.tmpdir in the
catalina.sh and catalina.bat scripts.  Tomcat is configured to use
this temporary directory rather than its default for security reasons.
The temp directory must exist for Tomcat to work correctly.
"""

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