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Subject Re: Finding out version number of an existing tomcat installation
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2003 15:36:38 GMT
or the quick and dirty way:


The 404 will contain the server version. Of course, there are way too
many reasons why this might not work, but hey...

On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 11:15:47AM -0400, Shapira, Yoav wrote:
> Howdy,
> >Can anybody tell me of a way to find out what version of jakarta-tomcat
> >is installed on a system? More precisely, I need to know the
> patchlevel,
> >I know that the installation is 4.1.xx
> >If it helps, I think the installation date was Dec 19 2002
> Programatically, via getServletContext().getServerInfo() in any servlet.
> Manually, by looking at $CATALINA_HOME/logs/catalina.out.
> >Having obtained this information, where can I then find a tarball of
> that
> >version? Does keep historical versions, and if not,
> >can anyone point me to a place that does? The reason for these somewhat
> >strange requests is that a developer who has now left my organisation
> >failed to leave behind any documentation for his TomCat installation,
> and
> >I now need to compare his customised installations to a clean install
> so
> >that I can write some installation instructions.
> The jakarta site typically keeps the latest stable binaries, plus
> milestone/development/nightly builds.  So it's not guaranteed to keep
> historical versions of all the products.  Other sites, such as ones that
> maintain linux RPMs, may offer such functionality.  In any case, you can
> ask on the list for a specific binary and likely someone has it and can
> send you a copy.
> Of course, all the builds are tagged in CVS so if you're comfortable in
> that space you can rebuild any version of tomcat.
> Yoav Shapira
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