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From Peter Kreuser <>
Subject Re: Where Tomcat webapp contexts live on Debian (NOT off-topic; A LEGITIMATE TECHNICAL QUESTION)
Date Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:07:09 GMT
That's what I tried to say... sorry I was maybe not specific enough...


> Am 17.08.2017 um 02:29 schrieb James H. H. Lampert <>:
>> On 8/16/17, 11:43 AM, André Warnier (tomcat) wrote:
>> , , ,
>> So as a start, look at /etc/init.d/tomcat7 on your system, and check
>> what other files this calls/references. One important thing here, is
>> what the environment variable CATALINA_BASE ends up containing.
> Ok. This is starting to look interesting. CATALINA_BASE seems to be set to /var/lib/tomcat7.
> And when I do an "ls -l" on /var/lib/tomcat7, I find that "conf" is a symbolic link to
/etc/tomcat7, and "logs" and "work" are also symbolic links.
> Now THIS is interesting: in /etc/tomcat7/Catalina/localhost, I find a couple of files,
"manager.xml" and "host-manager.xml," and both of them contain a "Context" tag with a docBase
pointing to where the corresponding contexts live.
> Am I getting any closer to understanding how this works?
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