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From Pid <...@pidster.com>
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 20:44:53 GMT
On 1/11/11 5:08 PM, Christopher Schultz wrote:
> Mark,
> 
> On 1/11/2011 11:41 AM, Mark Thomas wrote:
>> 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).

Also +1 to eating one's own dogfood.  :)


p


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