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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Q? is it possible to patch an existing Tomcat server install in order to advance it 'in place' to a higher version?
Date Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:41:00 GMT
On 11/01/2011 16:37, Christopher Schultz wrote:
> Kevin,
> On 1/10/2011 5:21 PM, Kevin Murray wrote:
>> I currently have a functioning Tomcat 5.5.25 server installed on 64-bit
>> Linux and my goal is to advance to version Tomcat version 5.5.31
>> Is the a method akin to applying a patch to my existing Tomcat 5.5.25
>> install which will advance it to version 5.5.31 ?
> You could probably just unzip a new binary package on top of your old
> one: anything new would be updated, but you might also inadvertently
> overwrite customizations you've made to configuration files, etc.
> It's best to take Pid's advice and do a side-by-side. The advantage of
> that is being able to roll-back with very little effort.

Look into using CATALINA_HOME/CATALINA_BASE. With that configured, it
took me < 5 mins to upgrade the ASF test Jira instance from 6.0.29 to
7.0.6 and most of that was waiting for Jira to start (twice because I
forgot to clear out the work directory the first time).


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