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From John Turner <tomcat-u...@johnturner.com>
Subject Re: (Symbolic) Links in Windows
Date Tue, 29 Jul 2003 19:24:10 GMT

Have you tried deleting all of the chaff and just going with the basics?

Have you checked catalina.out when Tomcat starts?

Try it with just the bare minimum of parameters, as specified in the 
docs.  It is very possible that there is something in there that works 
in 4.1.24 only.

John

Jay Garala wrote:

> I get the"
> HTTP Status 404
> 
> type Status report
> 
> message /software
> 
> description The requested resource (/software) is not available.
> 
> 
> This is what i copied from 4.1.24 that was saved from manager-web-admin-tool
> and place into 4.0.6 server.xml:
> 
> <Context className="org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext"
> crossContext="false" reloadable="false"
> mapperClass="org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextMapper"
> useNaming="true" debug="0" swallowOutput="false" privileged="false"
> displayName="Software"
> wrapperClass="org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapper" docBase="H:\"
> cookies="true" path="/software" cachingAllowed="true"
> charsetMapperClass="org.apache.catalina.util.CharsetMapper">
> 
> Jay
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Turner [mailto:tomcat-user@johnturner.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 3:10 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: (Symbolic) Links in Windows
> 
> 
> 
> According to the docs, it should work just fine:
> 
> http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-4.0-doc/config/context.html
> 
> "The Document Base (also known as the Context Root) directory for this 
> web application, or the pathname to the web application archive file (if 
> this web application is being executed directly from the WAR file). You 
> may specify an absolute pathname for this directory or WAR file, or a 
> pathname that is relative to the appBase directory of the owning Host."
> 
> You're saying an absolute pathname for a docBase that is outside the 
> CATALINA_HOME/webapps directory doesn't work?  What's the error message?
> 
> John
> 
> Jay Garala wrote:
> 
> 
>>This only works on 4.1.24 not 4.0.6
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: John Turner [mailto:tomcat-user@johnturner.com]
>>Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 2:45 PM
>>To: Tomcat Users List
>>Subject: Re: (Symbolic) Links in Windows
>>
>>
>>
>>There are no such things as symbolic links on Windows.
>>
>>The solution for you is to simply change your docBase:
>>
>><Context path="/software" docBase="some_other_drive:/some_other_dir">
>></Context>
>>
>>Jay Garala wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>>Good Afternoon,
>>>
>>>I am using Win2k with Tomcat 4.0.6.  How can I make the contextPath
>>>'/software' point to a folder on a different drive (and/or directory).
>>
>>How
>>
>>
>>>would i go by doing this?  
>>>
>>>I got this so far in my server.xml
>>>
>>><Context path="/software" docBase="c:/software" debug="1">
>>>         <Resources
>>
>>className="org.apache.naming.resources.FileDirContext"
>>
>>
>>>caseSensitive="false" allowLinking="true"  />
>>></Context>
>>>
>>>Thanks 
>>>
>>>
>>>Jay
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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