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From Aaron Loucks <>
Subject Re: FarmWarDeployer and /META-INF/context.xml
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2005 05:14:35 GMT
If you name the war file ".war" it knows deploys to / but it's still not 
reading the context.xml =/

> When deploying with the FarmWarDeployer by droping a .war into the 
> watched directory, does the deployer even look at the  
> /META-INF/context.xml that's bundled in the war file? I had some 
> problems with deploying the root context (ROOT.war with path="" in the 
> bundled context.xml). It  would try to deploy the app twice, once at / 
> and once at /ROOT. I turned off auto deploy thinking it would solve 
> the problem, but now it only deploys under /ROOT. I tried again with 
> another app (test.war) and in context.xml I specified path="foobar". 
> The farmwardeployer deployed it as /test. When deploying normally with 
> the tomcat manager, it deploys as expected to /foobar.
> I'm using tomcat 5.0.28.
> I briefly looked at the FarmWarDeployer code and it didn't look like 
> it would be too difficualt to put in a hook into it to check if the 
> name equals  "ROOT" deploy to "/", but that won't resolve the issue of 
> the context.xml not being processed.
> I took a look at conf/Catalina/local/ROOT.xml after deploying with the 
> farmdeployer noticed that it was indeed autogenerated. It doesn't 
> contain anything from my context.xml.
> Has anyone else experienced this?
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