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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Autodeploy problems in 5.0.27
Date Fri, 17 Sep 2004 18:08:58 GMT

As the RUNNING.txt file include with the distribution says, webapps and
several other directories are calculated relative to $CATALINA_BASE, not
$CATALINA_HOME, when the two are different.  So you're sort of doing
this backwards.

Check section 4 of the RUNNING.txt file:

Yoav Shapira
Millennium Research Informatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kaiser, Paul []
>Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 1:59 PM
>To: ''
>Subject: Autodeploy problems in 5.0.27
>I'm running into a problem with the auto-deploy mechanism (maybe the
>term... the mechanism that deploys contexts based on a external context
>configuration XML file in
>I started with an out-of-the-box install of 5.0.27 on SuSE 8.2.
>I set JAVA_HOME, then run
>Everything looks okay.
>I then create a directory (call it ~/catbase) and
>  - copy $CATALINA_HOME/conf to catbase/conf
>  - create empty directories in catbase (logs, work, temp,
>I set CATALINA_BASE=~/catbase and run
>I'm expecting the same result as when CATALINA_BASE = CATALINA_HOME.
>I discover that none of the contexts in catbase/conf/Catalina/localhost
>deployed. There is no indication in the Catalina log file that anything
>Am I wrong to think this should work? Have I left out a necessary
>Thanks in advance.
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