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From Scott McClanahan <scott.mcclana...@trnswrks.com>
Subject Re: deploy outside of appBase w/Manager
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2007 20:53:51 GMT
On Tue, 2007-10-02 at 16:51 -0400, nyronian wrote:
> 
> To put it simply, I would like to use the manager to deploy an app
> just like
> auto-deployment works but I need to change the context (path) without
> changing the name of the war.
> 
> I am trying to implement the following deployment requirment:
> 
> 1. Change the context (path) of the war I am deploying, different from
> the
> name of the war.  Note:  I know this is not best practice and against
> tomcats model but I cannot change the name of the war, as much as I
> would
> love to.
> 
> 2. Deploy the war outside of the appBase directory via the tomcat
> manager.
> Note: this has to be done in order to change the context.  The context
> cannot be changed if it resides in the appBase directory
> 
> 3. When deploying the war, have it:
>       a. load the war from disk (or from an URL)
>       b. un-deploy itself if needed (delete the directory off disk)
>       c. unPack itself to disk in the location specified (as specified
> by
> the docBase parm)
>       d. deploy itself under the given context (path)
> 
> 
> 
> Note:  I have done a ton of research and can't seem to find this exact
> scenario.  I can manually do this by simply laying out the war on disk
> and
> loading the context.xml file and point to the directory, but I can't
> seem to
> auto-deploy with this scenario with the manager tool.
> 
> Thanks.
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You can if you use tomcat 5.0.x for the most part (5.0.28 for sure).  It
works brilliantly.


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