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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: linux users who unload from zip file can't start tomcat
Date Sat, 02 Apr 2011 10:41:31 GMT
On 2 April 2011 10:35, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@crashcourse.ca> wrote:
>
>  i just noticed that users on a linux/unix system that unload tomcat7
> from the zip file are going to have trouble running it since the bin/
> scripts are not marked executable in the zip file.

Unfortunately Zip does not support such attributes.

>  if tomcat7 is unloaded from the tar ball, then everything will work
> fine since the scripts are executable.  but from the zip file, they
> aren't, which means someone who runs "sh bin/startup.sh" will get:
>
>  Cannot find bin/catalina.sh
>  This file is needed to run this program
>
> and that's because of this test in startup.sh:
>
>  if [ ! -x "$PRGDIR"/"$EXECUTABLE" ]; then
>    echo "Cannot find $PRGDIR/$EXECUTABLE"
>    echo "This file is needed to run this program"
>    exit 1
>  fi
>
> the catalina.sh script is there, of course, it's just not executable
> so startup.sh (misleadingly) claims it doesn't exist.

 Agreed, the message is misleading.

>  experienced linux users will probably notice what's going on
> immediately, but others might be thoroughly confused.
>
> rday
>
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