tomcat-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Tomcat Random <tomcat.ran...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Cannot start apache tomcat 7.0 if server path contains two consecutive spaces.
Date Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:20:34 GMT
"Spaces in paths (and filenames) are evil, and should never have been
allowed in the first place.  A special place in hell is reserved for the
genius who first allowed this stupid thing in an OS.

Luled at this.

The underscore is your friend. I find it odd that the OP can't just rename
said directories, but who knows: there's always inheriting a lot of WTF's
from an existing project that just leads to non-stop facepalming.


On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 1:27 PM, André Warnier <aw@ice-sa.com> wrote:

> TRAN Trung Thanh wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>> I am newbie here.
>> Today, I tried to start apache tomcat 7.0.42 in Linux environment. Server
>> path contains two consecutive spaces. When I run ./catalina.sh run, server
>> cannot start and there is the following exception in console
>>
>> ./catalina.sh run
>> Using CATALINA_BASE:   /home/example/twoconsecutive  spaces
>> Using CATALINA_HOME:   /home/example/twoconsecutive  spaces
>> Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /home/example/twoconsecutive  spaces/temp
>> Using JRE_HOME:        /home/example/java/jdk1.6
>> Using CLASSPATH:       /home/example/twoconsecutive
>> spaces/bin/bootstrap.jar:/**home/example/twoconsecutive
>> spaces/bin/tomcat-juli.jar
>> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.**NoClassDefFoundError:
>> org/apache/catalina/startup/**Bootstrap
>> Caused by: java.lang.**ClassNotFoundException:
>> org.apache.catalina.startup.**Bootstrap
>>     at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(**URLClassLoader.java:202)
>>     at java.security.**AccessController.doPrivileged(**Native Method)
>>     at java.net.URLClassLoader.**findClass(URLClassLoader.java:**190)
>>     at java.lang.ClassLoader.**loadClass(ClassLoader.java:**306)
>>     at sun.misc.Launcher$**AppClassLoader.loadClass(**Launcher.java:301)
>>     at java.lang.ClassLoader.**loadClass(ClassLoader.java:**247)
>> Could not find the main class: org.apache.catalina.startup.**Bootstrap.
>>  Program will exit.
>>
>> Tomcat server can start if  server path does not contain consecutive
>> space.
>>
>> Do anyone face to the same issue with me in this case? Have you any
>> suggestion to fix this issue?
>>
>
> Yes : don't do that (using spaces in paths).
>
>
>   It is quite important for my deployment.
>
>>
>>
> That's a pity.
> Spaces in paths (and filenames) are evil, and should never have been
> allowed in the first place.  A special place in hell is reserved for the
> genius who first allowed this stupid thing in an OS.  I wish I had 0.1 cent
> for every programming hour lost because of this.
>
> Technically, you can certainly find the correct way to quote them in any
> particular place and environment.  But usually, this is merely moving the
> problem to some other place further down the line, where it is even less
> visible and harder to find the bugs.
> I suppose the same could be said about any non-visible character, but
> spaces (along with TAB) are specially evil because in most environments,
> they are considered either as valid separators between words/tokens or as
> "non-significant".
>
> My serious recommendation would be to think really hard about a way to nip
> this in the bud, and avoid allowing them and using them in the first place.
> Think that if you allow them somewhere, and even if you quote them
> correctly there, you will have to continue quoting them (appropriately)
> everywhere else that you are using the corresponding strings.  It is almost
> guaranteed that this will bite you somewhere.
>
>
>
> ------------------------------**------------------------------**---------
> To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscribe@tomcat.**apache.org<users-unsubscribe@tomcat.apache.org>
> For additional commands, e-mail: users-help@tomcat.apache.org
>
>

Mime
  • Unnamed multipart/alternative (inline, None, 0 bytes)
View raw message