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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 51463] Tomcat.setBaseDir (package org.apache.catalina.startup) should use temp directory as default instead of current directory
Date Fri, 01 Jul 2011 18:41:03 GMT

--- Comment #2 from Rodney Beede <> 2011-07-01
18:41:03 UTC ---

(In reply to comment #1)
> Java 7 doesn't help since Tomcat 7 must run on Java 6.
> System.exec calls are incredibly fragile since they rely on correct OS
> detection.
> JNI requires a native library which (obviously) needs to be built for every
> platform and adds a lot of overhead for relatively little benefit.
> The current fall-back of using the user's home directory isn't great but it is
> no worse (and may be slightly better) than using
> Forcing basedir to be set and not starting if it isn't set is probably the best
> option but that is something that probably needs to wait until Tomcat 8 since
> changing this now is likely to lead to some unpleasant surprises for current
> users.

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