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From will trillich <trill...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Windows x64 Installer
Date Wed, 27 May 2009 21:26:50 GMT
On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 3:43 PM, Jeffrey Janner
<Jeffrey.Janner@polydyne.com> wrote:
> Would anyone like to tackle & post an installer for 64-bit Windows?
> The current installer is 32-bit only.

Hi Jeff --

We just got done tackling a 64-bit windows install, and we're writing
up a more complete doc, but have a look at this preliminary doc we
posted last week:

"TOMCAT 5 as a SERVICE under 64-bit WINDOWS":
http://faq.serensoft.com/index.php?action=artikel&cat=21&id=66

It's not an installer, but it is all the steps we had to complete in
order to get the job done. Hope this helps!


> I know that it is fairly simple to convert an installed 32-bit Tomcat to
> 64-bit:
>
> 1) Install a 64-bit Java.
> 2) Download the 64-bit Procrun executable and replace Tomcat5.exe &
> Tomcat5w.exe with them.
> 3) Download the 64-bit version of the tcnative-1.dll file and replace
> the existing version.

If we skip the tcnative DLL, are we missing anything significant?
We're getting along without it for now...


> 4) Run the Tomcat5.exe in Install mode to install the 64-bit version,
> making sure to point
>   to the 64-bit Java, etc.
>   (still puts Procrun info under the HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node folder
> in the registry.
>    It should be up a level for a 64-bit process, no?  Still works
> apparently.)
>
> However, if whomever maintains the NullSoft binary installer could
> create a version that
> distributes the 64-bit files, that would make like much easier out here
> in the field.
> (both 5.5 and 6.x please?)
>
> Jeff Janner
>
>
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-- 
will trillich
"Our only real economic security lies in our power to meet human
needs." -- S.Covey, the 8th Habit

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