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From "vamsee movva" <vamseej...@gmail.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 17:07:19 GMT
Thank you very much , Peter.
I used to install each and everything from source, by assuming we should do
that. I wasted lot of time in that.
Thaks again peter.
cheers
vamsee movva


On 1/9/07, Peter Crowther <Peter.Crowther@melandra.com> wrote:
>
> > 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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