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From Tobias Höglund <>
Subject Re: Symbolic Link
Date Tue, 22 Oct 2002 12:43:30 GMT

In my  /usr/local/tomcat/jakarta-tomcat-4.1.12/RELEASE-NOTES-4.1.txt file I found the 

Symlinking static resources:

Unix symlinks will not work when used in a web application to link resources
located outside the web application root directory.

This behavior is optional, and the "allowLinking" flag may be used to disable
the check.


Does this explain your problem?
/Tobias wrote:
> Hi All,
>         Tomcat4 does not load classes under WEB-INF/classes/com/.... if 
> com is a symbolic link to some other directory. This was not the case with 
> Tomcat3!!!!!. Please let me know if there is work around other than 
> maintaining a physical directory under WEB-INF/classes.
> Thanks in advance,
> Ganesh 

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