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From Manfred Steurer <>
Subject Re: tomcat base vs. home
Date Tue, 02 Aug 2005 15:13:28 GMT
I don't know VSS, but using CVS I would do a new checkout to the H: 
drive, so Tomcat and VSS would use the same location and there is no 
extra config to do.
- Manfred

Sternbergh, Cornell wrote:

>Sorry for the basic stuff here guys...  I'm a bit under the gun and
>haven't found the answer in an admittedly cursory search, so I thought
>I'd ask those who know all (that's you ;-)
>I've eclipse (3.0) with sysdeo's plugin for tomcat, and tomcat (4.1).
>In eclipse/window/preferences/tomcat there's a text box for "Tomcat
>home", currently h:\tomcat.  Under tomcat, in advanced, there's a text
>box for "Tomcat base", also h:\tomcat.
>Is Tomcat home the place tomcat looks for its stuff and Tomcat base
>where it looks for applications?  And then where would the HTML/JSP
>pages go?
>Why do I ask....
>Now, with my limited understanding of this stuff, there's a directory
>with the java stuff in it, for the application server, a directory for
>the HTML and JSP stuff, for the http server, and a directory for the
>libraries used to actually run the application server.
>When I'd worked with Visual Age for Java, we had the source code in, for
>example, C:\project\ etc. and the HTML/JSPs in C:\Program
>Files\IBM\...\DEFAULT_HOST\ProjectApp\ etc.  I'm guessing that VAJ's
>libraries were also in C:\Program Files\IBM etc.
>In support of that, we also have Visual Source Safe pointing to the same
>directories, as it contains the Java/HTML/JSP and conf and prop and etc
>I'd put Eclipse and Tomcat on C:\tomcat, and had to move it to a network
>drive, H:\tomcat. (because of the zips and McAfee)
>But, I need to get tomcat to get the Java, HTML and JSPs from the same
>place that VSS is pointed at, i.e. back at C:\project and C:\program
>files\ibm\etc.  (so as to minimize my straying from the standard ;-)
>So what do I set to c:\project and what do I set to C;\program
>files\ibm\ etc.?
>Thank you
>R. Cornell Sternbergh
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