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From Wendy Smoak <>
Subject Re: deploy war file
Date Mon, 01 Nov 2004 20:05:18 GMT
From: "Scott Purcell" <>
> Anyway, I am beginning to create a .war file for the code, using ant. I
have read the docs, and it seems easy that
> one should put the .war file under the webapps directory and restart the
server. I do this, but get no luck.

IME, Tomcat will not auto-expand the .war file if the directory structure
already exists.  I use the Manager app to remove the existing webapp, (which
deletes the .war file and the directory structure,) then deploy the new .war
file, which expands and starts.

Wendy Smoak

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