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From "Cox, Charlie" <c...@cincom.com>
Subject RE: context configuration file being overwritten
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2004 18:47:22 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Milt Epstein [mailto:mepstein@uiuc.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 11:46 AM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: context configuration file being overwritten
> 
> On Sat, 31 Jan 2004, Milt Epstein wrote:
> 
> > Hi there.  I'm using tomcat 5.0.18 basically out of the box.  I set
> > up a webapp in a directory outside the <tomcat>/webapps directory.
> > So I created a context configuration file for the webapp, and put a
> > symbolic link to it in <tomcat>/conf/Catalina/localhost.  This was
> > all per the documentation and the source.
> >
> > So, everything starts up fine, the webapp works, but the context
> > configuration file gets overwritten/truncated (i.e., it is then an
> > empty file).  The same thing happens with 5.0.16.  This doesn't
> > happen when I place a copy of the actual configuration file in that
> > directory, instead of a symbolic link.  (I'm trying to place as
> > little as possible in the tomcat directory structure, to ease
> > upgrade issues and such.)
> >

Have you tried using CATALINA_BASE and CATALINA_HOME to separate your
webapps/configuration(BASE) and your tomcat installation(HOME)? Maybe this
would serve your needs instead of symbolic links.

Charlie

> > Any idea what's going on here?  I searched all over and couldn't
> > find any discussion of a similar issue.
> >
> > FWIW, my system is Linux (Fedora Core 1).
> >
> > Thanks!
> 
> Hate to repost this unchanged, but I'm surprised this hasn't gotten
> any response.  Any Tomcat developers on the list?  Am I missing
> something about how context configurations files are supposed to work?
> Because otherwise this looks like a bug.
> 
> Milt Epstein
> Research Programmer
> Integration and Software Engineering (ISE)
> Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES)
> University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
> mepstein@uiuc.edu
> 

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