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Subject Silent install of tomcat 4.1.31 on windows fails
Date Tue, 01 Aug 2006 21:26:28 GMT

I'm new to this list.  Apologies if my question is 
naive or insufficiently researched.  I have spent 
some time searching the web and these mail archives, 
but I haven't come across this problem.  

My company is upgrading our product to use Tomcat 
4.1.31 (from 4.1.29).  I have found that when I 
do a clean install of Tomcat 4.1.31 the installer 
fails to do a couple of things that 4.1.29 used to do: 

1) There is no entry for Apache Tomcat in the Windows 
   Control Panel Add or Remove programs list.  

2) There are several files missing from the conf directory 
   C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Tomcat 4.1\conf\
   In fact, the only file that does get installed there 
   is server.xml.  These five files are missing: 

Since we are installing tomcat as one of several 
3rd party products in our own windows installer, 
we install in silent mode: 
jakarta-tomcat-4.1.31-LE-jdk14.exe /S /D=<our install dir>

I tested by running the tomcat installer from a 
DOS prompt: 
d:\tmp\jakarta-tomcat-4.1.31-LE-jdk14.exe /S 

When I run with the /S option I have both problems. 
When I run the installer with no options, neither 
problem occurs.  

When I install tomcat 4.1.29 
d:\tmp\jakarta-tomcat-4.1.29-LE-jdk14.exe /S 
neither problem occurs. 

I can copy the files over myself if I have to, but I 
don't know how to work around the control panel 
add/remove programs problem.  

I have the Java 2 SDK 1.4.2_12 installed.  
I am testing/developing on Windows XP SP2.  

Is this a known issue?  Is there an install log I should 
be looking at for diagnostic purposes?  Any suggestions, 
explanations, or workarounds would be appreciated.  



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