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From James Godrej <jamesgod...@yahoo.in>
Subject Re: problem in shutting down Tomcat server
Date Tue, 08 Feb 2011 15:43:31 GMT



On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 8:05 PM, André Warnier <aw@ice-sa.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 6:18 PM, André Warnier <aw@ice-sa.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> James Godrej wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>> To avoid this same issue in the future, maybe you should set JAVA_HOME or
>>> JRE_HOME to a "higher-level" link to the Java installation directory.
>>>  Usually, Ubuntu/Debian set this as /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun for example,
>>> and
>>> this link gets updated automatically when you update sun-java.
>>>
>>>
>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> I could not understand your suggestion completely.
>> Sakai needs JAVA_HOME in a particular fashion.
>> https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/DOC/Sakai+2.7
>> see the binary version on the link I mentioned
>
> No, it does not.  It says :
>
> 1.1 Set Java environment variables
> ...
> Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to point to the base directory of
> your Java installation...
>
> So if you set JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun
> and /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun is a link which points to
> /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.22 (which is "the base of your Java
> installation"), then it will work fine.
>
> And the day that you run an update, and the Ubuntu package manager replaces
> java-6-sun-1.6.0.22 by java-6-sun-1.6.0.36, it will also update the link
> /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun to point to this new directory, and it will /still/
> work.
>
> And the same for Tomcat's JAVA_HOME.
> Both Tomcat and the sakai package care only about one thing : that the
> JAVA_HOME variable points to a valid Java directory, under which they will
> find a bin/java executable to run.
>
> But this is getting us a bit far from pure Tomcat support, and entering the
> area of OS'es and filesystems and package setup tactics.
>
Andre thanks for this message this was really useful.


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