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From Martin Gainty <mgai...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: Tomcat does not unpack WAR file (Tomcat 5.5.20)
Date Sat, 23 Aug 2008 20:49:48 GMT

check your unpackWARS and autoDeploy parameters are both set to 'true' e.g.
$TOMCAT_HOME/conf/server.xml

<Host
unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true"

HTH
Martin 
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> Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 23:40:06 +0300
> From: pcimring@gmail.com
> To: users@tomcat.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Tomcat does not unpack WAR file (Tomcat 5.5.20)
> 
> Thanks Johnny
> 
> On the production server, Tomcat is actually being started up by another 
> 'parent' application. Since this does not appear to be a (pure) 'Tomcat' 
> issue, I will take it up with the guys who manage the 'parent' app.
> 
> Thanks for the assistance.
> 
> Johnny Kewl wrote:
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter" <pcimring@gmail.com>
> > To: <users@tomcat.apache.org>
> > Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 4:07 PM
> > Subject: Tomcat does not unpack WAR file (Tomcat 5.5.20)
> >
> >
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> When I drop a WAR file into the webapps folder on my dev machine - 
> >> running Tomcat 6.0.16 - Tomcat unpacks it on startup.
> >>
> >> When I do the same on the production box - running Tomcat 5.5.20 - 
> >> nothing happens.
> >>
> >> The WAR file that I am deploying is ROOT.war; there is a 
> >> corresponding ROOT.xml under conf\Catalina\localhost. (I'm not sure 
> >> if those details have any bearing on the problem - according to one 
> >> archived post, there may be a connection.)
> >>
> >> On both machines, the <host> tags look identical:
> >>
> >>      <Host name="localhost"  appBase="webapps"
> >>            unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true"
> >>            xmlValidation="false" xmlNamespaceAware="false">
> >>
> >> Any assistance would be appreciated. :)
> >>
> >> Pete
> >>
> >> -- 
> >> Peter Cimring
> >> Software Developer
> >> (: +972 52-545-9364
> >> *: pcimring@gmail.com
> >
> > Pete, nothing comes to mind, you seem to have the bases covered...
> > One possibility is that the existing ROOT web ap is busy...
> > Maybe a thread running or something... TC will not start up the new 
> > guy, if the old one cant let go..
> >
> > possibly from the manager console /manager/html tell the old one to 
> > undeploy first maybe...
> >
> > Also just make sure from you dev environment that the ROOT context 
> > path is ""
> > really empty and not "root" which it maybe doing... wild guess ;)
> >
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> -- 
> Peter Cimring
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