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From Rainer Jung <>
Subject Re: Followup2: Changed behaviour of Tomcat Deployment/Context/Lifecycle Manager concerning symbolic links
Date Mon, 11 Mar 2019 08:03:23 GMT
Am 11.03.2019 um 08:09 schrieb Michael Osipov:
> Am 2019-03-10 um 22:29 schrieb Mark Thomas:
>> On 10/03/2019 20:54, Michael Osipov wrote:
>>> Am 2019-03-10 um 12:16 schrieb Mark Thomas:
>>>> On 10/03/2019 09:08, Guido Jäkel wrote:
>>>>> Dear John, Hi Rainer,
>>>>> Thank you for your hints. I leaned to used this features on Github
>>>>> locate the commit - it's

>>>>> and it was committed by Mark Thomas. I don't know about the Tomcat
>>>>> project policies, but IMHO in the commit comment there was not any
>>>>> real hit for the motivation for the change or any reference to an
>>>>> issue ticket or a pull request. There's just one sentence for the
>>>>> changelog:
>>>>>           Ensure that a canonical path is always used for the
>>>>> of a Context
>>>>>           to ensure consistent behaviour. (markt)
>>>>> But I can't get any idea from that what the author (Mark?) want to
>>>>> say with the terms "ensure" and "consistent". And it's classified as
>>>>> a "fix", but up to now I was not able to find the use case that is
>>>>> said to be fixed with this.
>>>>>   From my point of view, the change lead to something what might be
>>>>> termed with "inconsistent", because now the link name is used as
>>>>> docBase, but the link destination is used to decide concrete aspects
>>>>> of Context loading.
>>>>> @Rainer: I familiarize me with the blame/history feature and have
>>>>> located the commit with this. But now, please tell me how to object
>>>>> against this change? Should I prepare a Git pull request against the
>>>>> master repository? Should I open an Issue somewhere? And how to
>>>>> locate the discussion that lead to this change? This should be tied
>>>>> to prevent flapping and respect and arrange with the motivation there.
>>>> Changes aren't made on a whim.  It is recommended that you investigate
>>>> why a change was made before objecting to it.
>>>> When a commit message in isolation appears to be missing context then
>>>> that context can normally be found on the dev@ list. The 24 hours of
>>>> dev@ traffic leading up to this commit should provide all the necessary
>>>> background.
>>> There aren't any. I see the commit mail in Thunderbird, but no
>>> discussion on the change:
>>> Message-Id: <>
>>> So, what now?
>> The context is there on the dev@ list in the 24 hours leading up to that
>> commit.
> Sorry, I seem to be blind. Can you point me to the discussion? I can't 
> find anything in my tomcat-dev folder.

I think Mark refers to this one:



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