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From Fernando González <fergo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Tomcat 7.0.28 ignoring context copyXML attribute and web-fragments
Date Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:18:10 GMT
Yeah, normally I install "real Tomcat" but this server is not under my
control. I'll try to update the Debian package and/or to a manually
installed one and report back if the issues are gone.

Many many thanks for the hint!

On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 2:10 AM, Caldarale, Charles R <
Chuck.Caldarale@unisys.com> wrote:

> > From: Fernando González [mailto:fergonco@gmail.com]
> > Subject: Tomcat 7.0.28 ignoring context copyXML attribute and
> web-fragments
>
> > I am using Tomcat 7.0.28 and I am deploying a .war with a context.xml
> > that sets the copyXML attribute to "true".
>
> That version is over three years old and does not include copyXML in a
> <Context> element.  Not keeping up with current releases opens your website
> up to attacks fixed in later versions.
>
> > when I copy the war to the webapps folder, I get the following
> > message in catalina.out:
>
> > "Setting property 'copyXML' to 'true' did not find a matching property."
>
> As you should.
>
> > and the context.xml will not be copied to conf/Catalina/localhost/.
>
> You can set copyXML in the <Host> element if you insist on running old
> software.
>
> > The o.s. is a Debian 7 and the administrator said he just installed
> tomcat from the debian
> > package. The command "dpkg -s tomcat7" gives me version 7.0.28.
>
> Which may or may not be correct, since third-party distributions often
> cherry-pick changes to include, along with generally corrupting the
> standard Tomcat file layout.
>
> I strongly recommend that you deinstall the Debian package and use a
> current, real Tomcat from tomcat.apache.org.
>
>  - Chuck
>
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