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From "Allistair Crossley" <>
Subject RE: Running Tomcat from a CD-Rom
Date Tue, 01 Mar 2005 14:38:41 GMT
First thing that comes to mind are the startup scripts .. you'll need to comment out the parts
that search for CATALINA_HOME in the system environment, so that it defaults to the current
directory on the CD. Next thing I can think of is the fact that Tomcat creates files in the
work directory (compiled JSPs). You could perhaps pre-compile your web application sources,
but I still think it may end up trying to write to the CD. I personally don't know how, but
that's for me the biggest issue I can see - writes to the file system .. other than that,
the system will need Java (I think a JDK too unless 5.5 which may be able to run with a JRE)
and the JAVA_HOME env. setting too, so how you do that is another question for you to answer


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian White []
> Sent: 01 March 2005 14:32
> To:
> Subject: Running Tomcat from a CD-Rom
> Hi,
> I want to run Tomcat from a CD-Rom complete with a web application. My
> application needs to be able to run on any PC without networkor an
> install program so everything would have to be installed on 
> the CD-Rom.
> To get Tomcat to run directly from CD-Rom I am thinking I will have to
> change all configuration files that point to the Tomcat home directory
> and point them instead to a temporary folder under windows.
> Can anyone think of any other issues I am going to run into 
> or if there
> is something I have overlooked.
> Env. is Tomcat 5.0, & Windows
> Thanks in advance,
> Regards,
> Julian
>  <> 

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