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From Konstantin Kolinko <>
Subject Re: linux users who unload from zip file can't start tomcat
Date Sat, 02 Apr 2011 23:37:21 GMT
2011/4/2 Robert P. J. Day <>:
>  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.
>  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/" will get:
>  Cannot find bin/
>  This file is needed to run this program
> and that's because of this test in
>  if [ ! -x "$PRGDIR"/"$EXECUTABLE" ]; then
>    echo "Cannot find $PRGDIR/$EXECUTABLE"
>    echo "This file is needed to run this program"
>    exit 1
>  fi
> the script is there, of course, it's just not executable
> so (misleadingly) claims it doesn't exist.
>  experienced linux users will probably notice what's going on
> immediately, but others might be thoroughly confused.

I amended the message. Will be in 7.0.13,

Best regards,
Konstantin Kolinko

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