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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: redeploying war files
Date Wed, 10 Feb 2010 10:12:10 GMT
On 10/02/2010 09:08, Jan Van Besien wrote:
> Hi all
> 
> I'm using tomcat-6.0.18 with java-1.6.0-18 on ubuntu-9.10.
> 
> I have a question about the feature to automatically deploy war files
> when they are dropped in the webapps directory. Sometimes, this doesn't
> work as I would expect it to work, and I want to find out if this is
> expected or if something can be done about it.
> 
> Allow me to describe a scenario:
> 
> - tomcat is not running
> - copy a war file (say test.war) to the webapps directory
> - start tomcat
> 
> now everything is ok, the test.war file gets "exploded" into a test
> directory, and the application is deployed.
> 
> - stop tomcat
> - corrupt some files in the exploded directory (e.g. remove all
> libraries from WEB-INF/lib)
> - touch test.war, such that it is certainly newer than then exploded
> directory
> - start tomcat
> 
> now the deployment fails, while I would expect tomcat to explode the
> test.war file again, because it is newer than the exploded directory.
> 
> Am I making wrong assumptions? The documantation [1] explicetely says
> "... and it is newer than the exploded web application, the exploded
> directory will be removed and the webapp will be redeployed from the .WAR".
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Jan Van Besien
> 
> [1] http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/deployer-howto.html
> 
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