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From epr...@orpheus.fr
Subject Re: TC7 + AntCompiler problems with whitespace in pathname
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:21:39 GMT
> And I really, really do not understand why the people who make the
> installer of the
> Windows version of Tomcat - and who are undoubtedly otherwise pretty smart
> people - are
> compounding the issue by installing this by default in a sub-directory
> named "Apache
> Software Foundation".

Following Andre's advice, I googled with "deployment" and found this:

- TC6: In CGI Mode, "executable" full path with spaces does not work
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=49657

- TC5: Tomcat fails to start on linux if CATALINA_HOME contains a space
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=43578

- TC5: java.endorsed.dirs is not used when JSP compilation is forked (see
comment #2)
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=31257#c2

It looks like having spaces ought to be ok.

=> Does anybody having experience with Tomcat dev team think I should fill
a new bug?

Thank you.

> eprost@orpheus.fr wrote:
>> ### Summary
>>
>> TC fails to compile JSP when 1) the compiler is AntCompiler and 2) there
>> is a whitespace somewhere in the pathname to TC home dir.
>
> Personal opinion : you should not do that (use paths with spaces in them).
>  It was a
> stupid idea to allow this in the first place, and the person who first
> implemented this in
> an operating system should be found and shot (or at least be awarded an
> IgNobel prize; or
> have the costs of this over the years deducted from their old-age
> pension).  It always
> brings problems somewhere down the line, and not only with Tomcat.
>
> And I really, really do not understand why the people who make the
> installer of the
> Windows version of Tomcat - and who are undoubtedly otherwise pretty smart
> people - are
> compounding the issue by installing this by default in a sub-directory
> named "Apache
> Software Foundation".
>
> 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.
> It may have been somewhere related to "deployment".
>
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