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From "Jason Pyeron" <jpye...@pdinc.us>
Subject RE: Tomcat in CentOS 5.5
Date Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:47:01 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian Garling 
> Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 10:37
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Tomcat in CentOS 5.5
> 
> Hi there,
> 
> I am new on this list, so first I want to say hello to you. 
> But now to my problem.
> 
> We develop software for the touristical branch which runs 
> mainly under CentOS. Our customers are big companies. Of 
> course they have SLAs with their server providers, so they 
> cant use any software version they want. 

Centos 5.5 is not covered by an SLA, you should use RHEL 5 (and I belive the
current patch version is 5.6)

> CentOS 5.5 ships Tomcat 6.0.18, so this version is available 
> at customers site. The developer who writes the java parts of 
> our application told me, that we cant use the Tomcat version 
> shipped with CentOS, because it has too many bugs. But if we 
> use another one, we break with customers SLAs. I might be 
> true, that there are bugs in Tomcat 6.0.18, but CentOS is an 
> enterprise operating system. I can not believe that these 

Yes the upsream provider Red Hat may provide fixes, you should look at the
src.rpm files for tomcat to see.

> bugs are not fixed with patches there. Can somebody shed some 
> light into this?
> 

In you situation we would install a version of Tomcat suited to the
Customer/Task in /var/opt/apache/tomcat/version and create a SysV init script
and plug it into the vendors mod_ajp facility.

> Best regards, Christian
> 
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