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From Pierre Goupil <goupilpie...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: linux users who unload from zip file can't start tomcat
Date Sat, 02 Apr 2011 17:50:27 GMT
Yes, but the download page says that .tar.gz is recommended for Unix / Linux
and .zip for Windows, IIRC.



On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 12:41 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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