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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <>
Subject RE: Moving Tomcat
Date Wed, 03 Jan 2007 17:38:00 GMT
> From: Steve Ingraham [] 
> Subject: RE: Moving Tomcat
> > Yes, but the [appName].xml files may have docBase attributes
> > in <Context> entries that point to app locations outside of
> > /usr/local/src; those must be individually checked and the
> > targets copied if they reside elsewhere.  It's also possible 
> > that you might have <Context> elements inside conf/server.xml
> > as well; these are strongly discouraged in 5.5, but not 
> > prohibited.
> Well now I am indeed thoroughly confused.

Note that the above are _possibilities_, not mandatory aspects of a
Tomcat installation.  Your particular environment may well have everying
under the regular webapps directory.

> Here is the website in question:

You can't tell where things are by looking from the outside; the URLs
used to access the web site can be easily mapped to various locations in
the file system by servlet-mappings, appBase and docBase attributes,
filters, symbolic links, etc.  A well-designed and well-managed web site
will have such things documented, but unfortunately many just seem to

 - Chuck

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