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From David kerber <>
Subject Re: How to configure a web app
Date Wed, 09 Jun 2010 14:32:14 GMT
On 6/9/2010 10:19 AM, Thomas Kloeber wrote:


>     * the IP address of the backing database is one of the parameters
>       that needs to be configured (in context.xml), so I can't get any
>       data from the db unless it is configured...
>     * the other confgurables (SPNEGO and kerberos stuff) are in web.xml
>       and as long as they are not set up correct, my app won't start!
>     * sounds like a catch 22 to me ...

Does that stuff HAVE to be in context.xml and web.xml, or could you put 
them in an external file, and just have your tomcat config files point 
to that external file?  Or even do as I do, and put it in the service 
startup:  -DextConfigFile=/path/to/


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