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From "Shapira, Yoav" <Yoav.Shap...@mpi.com>
Subject RE: Environment variables, are they really needed??
Date Thu, 17 Jul 2003 17:58:40 GMT

Howdy,
This is a basic unix question, not specific to tomcat.  Without going
into technical details, I would say environment variables are one way to
define these properties.  There are other ways, e.g. in your
configuration files.

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Juan Nin [mailto:juaid@juanin.com]
>Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 1:48 PM
>To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
>Subject: Environment variables, are they really needed??
>
>Maybe dumb question...
>
>All the tutorials, etc. I've seen talk about defining CATALINA_HOME,
and
>JAVA_HOME as environment variables (and sometimes also CLASSPATH)
>
>I didn't define anything as environment variables, mine are just
defined in
>workers.properties and tomcat4.conf
>
>In workers.properties, among other things I have:
>
>workers.tomcat_home=/var/tomcat4
>workers.java_home=/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.1_03
>worker.inprocess.class_path=/var/tomcat4/common/lib/servlet.jar
>
>and in tomcat4.conf I have:
>
>JAVA_HOME="/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.1_03"
>CATALINA_HOME="/var/tomcat4"
>
>and things work fine without environment variables
>are they just two ways of doing it, or I may have something wrong?
>
>Thanks again,
>
>Juan
>
>
>
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