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From epr...@orpheus.fr
Subject Re: [OT] TC7 + AntCompiler problems with whitespace in pathname
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:37:49 GMT
> So if you can save yourself the trouble, by installing Tomcat in some
> pathname which makes

Yes, we can deploy in C:\TC7 or /opt/TC7 instead of "C:\Program
Files\blahbla" or "/opt/apache/tomcat 7.0.23".

But, especially on Windows, where all applications live in "C:\Program
Files", this is disruptive for admin people. This is also surprising for
dev / architects because the default Tomcat installer deploys within
"C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation": spaces everywhere.

Reading answers to my mail, I understand this looks like a lost battle.

=> Do you think I should fill a bug, at least to help the next ones who
will encounter the same problem?

Thank you everybody.

> Kees Jan Koster wrote:
>> Dear all,
>>
>>> Now about whether this is a bug in Tomcat or its documentation : I am
>>> fairly sure that not long ago, I saw a strong warning somewhere in the
>>> on-line Tomcat documentation, about not using spaces in pathnames
>>> somewhere, as it was not supported by some component.
>>
>> Perhaps the Tomcat start script can issue a warning in case spaces are
>> found in the path?
>>
> You know, I think that this is a lost battle.  The habit is by now so
> entrenched that
> there is probably nothing anyone can do by now to extirpate this, other
> than designing a
> new OS where this is forbidden.  And you'd still have to deal with funny
> imported foreign
> file names and paths.
> But I keep on reacting to issues to do with withespace in pathnames, just
> because I
> believe that there is not one programmer alive in the whole world, who has
> not had some
> problem with this at some point.
> So if you can save yourself the trouble, by installing Tomcat in some
> pathname which makes
> sense and is not a pain to type and forget to quote somewhere, you'll
> always do yourself a
> favor in the end.
>
> P.S. In our current globalised world, similar issues exist with filenames
> containing
> characters that can perhaps be displayed everywhere, but not /typed/ on
> all keyboards.
>
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