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From "Peter Crowther" <Peter.Crowt...@melandra.com>
Subject RE: do i need to build form source if i want install tomcat on 64-bit linux machine
Date Tue, 09 Jan 2007 17:01:28 GMT
> From: vamsee movva [mailto:vamseejump@gmail.com] 
>  Hello all,
> I would like to install tomcat on 64-bit linux machine. do i 
> need to build
> it from source or can i directly take the binary files provided in the
> website.

You can take the binary files if you want to run the system as a pure
Java application.  If you want some non-Java support libraries such as
APR, you'll want to compile them or grab pre-built 64-bit binaries.

> Is there any difference between building it from source and 
> directly taking
> binaries which are i guess compiled on 32-bit machines.

'No' for the Java files (they're bytecoded and then compiled to machine
code on the target machine - hence the notion of a virtual machine).
'Yes' for support files such as the Apache Portable Runtime, but none of
those support files are required in order to run Tomcat.

		- Peter

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