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From Pid <...@pidster.com>
Subject Re: TC7 + AntCompiler problems with whitespace in pathname
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:38:17 GMT
On 17/01/2012 10:21, eprost@orpheus.fr wrote:
>> 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?

Answer Mark's email to you first.


p


> 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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