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From Andoni <>
Subject Re: Suggestion - upgrade scripts.
Date Thu, 18 Nov 2004 10:32:33 GMT
Ok, I have been playing around with this idea. What I would use most would
not so much be an upgrade script between versions but an upgrade script
between sub-version. Or maybe even just a list of the files that have
changed in a sub-version upgrade, and a copy of each one.

Like an upgrade version of Tomcat. You only download the files that have

I know this is recoverable from the release notes but it would be made
simpler if there was just a zip file with only the changed jars etc.

Yes / No / Not useful ?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "QM" <>
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.jakarta.tomcat.user
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 12:07 AM
Subject: Re: Suggestion - upgrade scripts.

> On Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 03:15:46PM +0000, Andoni wrote:
> : Ever since a recent conversation about the status of the 4.1.xx branch
of the Tomcat tree I have been wondering about the best route for upgrading
the servers which I manage. Having browsed the Tocmat website and seen the
differences between the different versions I have noticed what's missing.
> I have a link on my site for upgrading from 4.1.x -> 5.0.x.
> The 5.0.x -> 5.5.x guide is on the way.
> : I think there should be some development effort put into scripts for
upgrading from the previous version of Tomcat.
> Have at it!  Where I'm from, such a statement is considered a statement
> that you volunteer your time to do this. ;)
> In all seriousness, how could there be such a tool?  Most of what Tomcat
> does and provides is detailed in the servlet/JSP specs: it must handle
> WAR files, it must service JSPs, and so on.  In turn, most of the
> upgrade process involves you, the developer, testing and adjusting your
> app to fit the new specs.  Looking at the upgrade guide I've assembled,
> there were only a couple of changes to Tomcat config files.
> -QM
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