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From Konstantin Kolinko <>
Subject Re: Embedding tomcat and bug in org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina
Date Wed, 03 Feb 2010 10:08:21 GMT
2010/2/1 Henning Blohm <>:
> Hi,
>  this is a question about embedding Tomcat into an application so that
> it can still be configured using server.xml and web applications can be
> added or removed programmatically.
>  I am using Tomcat 6.0.24.
>  The way I tried to make it work is by instantiating an instance of
> Catalina, feeding in all necessary config and then adding
> StandardContext instances as needed to a named host of a named service
> etc. However there is a bug (I believe) in Catalina that made me
> subclass Catalina and add a getServer() method:
> public class MyCatalina extends Catalina {
>        public Server getServer() {
>                return this.server;
>        }
> }
>  This is due to Catalina declaring its own protected member variable
> "server" and a corresponding "setServer" method, while Catalina's super
> class Embedded has a private member "server" and a "getServer" method,
> so that Catalina sets its "service" member, but when asking, will return
> super.server which is consistently null.

I agree that it is a bug. Please add it to bugzilla.

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Best regards,
Konstantin Kolinko

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