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From "Bill Barker" <wbar...@wilshire.com>
Subject Re: Ant task for reloading webapps
Date Mon, 01 Sep 2003 22:21:44 GMT
To get Tomcat to redeploy your war file, you need to set the redeploy="true"
attribute on the AutoDeploy element in server.xml.

In theory, you could get an Ant task to re-load the context (assuming that
you've left the 'admin' webapp installed).  It would need to send a request
to /admin/contextAdmin/contextRemove.jsp?removeContextName=context-name
followed by a request to
/admin/contextAdmin/contextAdd.jsp?addContextPath=/context-name&addContextNa
me=context-name

The 3.3-nightly also has a contextReload.jsp which combines these.  Bug
#21456 has a patch to get it working with 3.3.1(a).

<Ian.Colledge@ubs.com> wrote in message
news:C211FFEFFD465841BF7A8A0989E9C0BD01A01CB5@NLDNC003PEX1.ubsgs.ubsgroup.net...
I don't know if my last mail got throught so I'll resend.

I'm using Tomcat 3.3 and cannot get the redeploying to work (ie I copy the
war over an existing one and Tomcat should load the new war). I cannot get
it to work. Everywhere on the net seems to say it's broken so I'm willing to
now accept that now!

My question is this: I have read how Tomcat 4 has an ant task to reload the
war file, which works, but is this possible with Tomcat 3.3?

Regards,
Ian Colledge

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