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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Updating Apache Tomcat to a current version
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:59:57 GMT
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Daniel,

On 6/9/16 11:04 PM, paul.greene.va wrote:
> Hello All,
> 
> I manage an HP application that uses Apache Tomcat as a 3rd party 
> application. The installed Tomcat version is 7.0.53. Because of a
> recent audit scan I have to update it to the most current version
> (7.0.69). HP says - "not our application; we don't support it".
> 
> Is there an existing guide that describes how to update to a more
> recent version within the same series? (7, in this case). Maybe I'm
> just missing it but I cannot find anything that specific on the
> Apache Tomcat website.
> 
> Tomcat is installed on 64 bit Windows 2012.

Looks like nobody posted this yet.

http://tomcat.apache.org/migration-7.html#Upgrading_7.0.x

Migrating from x.y.z to x.y.(z+∂) is quite easy, especially if you
have a split CATALINA_HOME/CATALINA_BASE as Daniel suggested. It makes
rollbacks pretty trivial as well.

I've done this both on Windows and Linux and it's roughly the same.
For Windows Services, you have to do a bit more work, but once you do
it, you'll be glad you did (regardless of the operating environment).

- -chris
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