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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 10021] Include upgrade option in installer
Date Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:27:03 GMT

Mark Thomas <> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #9 from Mark Thomas <> 2012-01-20 21:27:03 UTC ---
I've come to the conclusion that this is simply too complex a problem to solve
for the benefit it would bring.

To upgrade safely would require a switch to using separate CATALINA_HOME /
CATALINA_BASE which would make the installer more complicated.

The installer would also need to be able to patch the configuration files to
add, for example, additional permissions required by the security manager or to
modify defaults in web.xml, context.xml or server.xml. This introduces way to
many complexities.

While we could provide a "simple" upgrade process this would come with a stack
of caveats and would likely require manual intervention to complete correctly.

Given that the installer now allows side-by-side installs of multiple versions,
the 'manual' upgrade process of install a new version and copy your webapps is
likely to be the simplest.

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