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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Minor version upgrades
Date Sat, 11 May 2019 12:44:03 GMT
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Peter and Dave,

On 5/10/19 17:16, Peter Kreuser wrote:
> 
> Dave
> 
>> Am 10.05.2019 um 17:23 schrieb Dave Ford
>> <absdjf@bath.ac.uk.invalid>:
>> 
>> Hello,
>> 
>> We've running many instances of Tomcat 8.5 on some dozens of
>> linux servers.  All of this is being managed by Puppet using the
>> puppetforge tomcat module.
>> 
>> The Puppet module that deploys tomcat simple checks to see if
>> the NOTICE file is the correct place to determine whether or not
>> it should unpack a provided tarball into Catalina_home.
>> 
>> My question is this - as we've gone and placed our catalina_base
>> folder within a subfolder of catalina_home, we're not going to
>> want to simply delete the C_H folder to reinstall a newer
>> version.
>> 
>> Is it safe/sane to unpack a new minor release (say 8.5.40) over
>> the existing installation of (8.4.32) over an existing
>> Catalina_Home?
>> 
>> Or should I simply bite the bullet, rework my puppet code to
>> deploy the instances outside of Catalina_Home and wipe C_H before
>> redeploying it with a  newer version?
> 
> Take a big bite and make the most of the separation of home and
> base.

+1

> Well you noticed the point of the separate directories already.

Having them completely separate also means that you can leave the old
CATALINA_HOME directory in-place and, if necessary, downgrade with
very little effort.

- -chris
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