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From Jim Weill <moon...@icsi.berkeley.edu>
Subject Re: Upgrading to tomcat 8.5.41
Date Wed, 15 May 2019 17:28:58 GMT
Yes, we already push notepad++ to the domain clients.  This is a great
suggestion, thanks!

jim

On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 3:17 AM André Warnier (tomcat) <aw@ice-sa.com>
wrote:

> On 15.05.2019 10:16, Mark Thomas wrote:
> > On 15/05/2019 08:56, André Warnier (tomcat) wrote:
> >> On 15.05.2019 00:23, Jim Weill wrote:
> >>> We are currently running 8.5.32 on Server 2012r2.  I went to use the
> >>> upgrade tool before downloading 8.5.41 and the instructions say "If
> there
> >>> are no differences you will see an error page."
> >>> http://tomcat.apache.org/migration-85.html#Upgrading_8.5.x
> >>>
> >>> When I check for any differences, even going back to 8.5.0 compared to
> >>> 8.5.41, I get a "Forbidden You don't have permission to access
> /repos/asf
> >>> on this server".  Is this the error I'm supposed to expect....?
> >>>
> >>
> >> Well no, obviously there is a problem with the page you mention above, I
> >> get the same error (and I don't think that was expected behaviour).
> >>
> >> For now, you will have to apply the "manual" procedure, which generally
> >> consist of :
> >> - stop tomcat
> >> - make a backup of your current tomcat directories (at least "conf")
> >> - install the new tomcat in either a new directory, or overwrite the
> >> existing one
> >> - then manually compare the files in the new "conf", with the backed-up
> >> ones.
> >> - bring over any "local" changes that you made previously to the "conf"
> >> files, into the new ones (and not the opposite). According to the
> >> upgrade notes, between different 8.5 versions, there are no breaking
> >> changes in terms of configuration parameters, but better safe than
> sorry.
> >>
> >> Problem description :
> >>
> >> http://tomcat.apache.org/migration-85.html#Upgrading_8.5.x
> >> click on the "View Differences" button under
> >> "Tomcat 8.5.x configuration file differences"
> >>
> >> Looks like someone forgot to authorise
> >> https://gitbox.apache.org/repos/asf for the world.
> >>  From https://gitbox.apache.org, it looks like one needs to register
> >> first with an apache.org id, in order to use this tool.
> >> But this is not clear from the upgrading page.
> >
> > Infra have disabled the function that this depends on due to high levels
> > of abuse (unrelated to our use) that caused availability issues for all
> > users. The intention is to re-enable function at some point but ther is
> > no firm timescale.
> >
> > It is fairly easy to do the same thing with git on the command line.
> >
> > Suggestions for an alternative solution welcome.
> >
>
> Since the OP indicated that this was under Windows, here is my suggestion :
> - if not yet available, install a nice editor such as Notepad++
>    (and consider donating)
> - in Notepad++, there is a builtin plugin called "compare", very easy to
> use :
>    - open both files to compare in Notepad++
>    - trigger the plugin : Plugins -> compare -> compare
>    - this shows a nice side-by-side display of the 2 files, with
> highlighted differences
>      (and you can directly paste from the one to the other)
> - use this to compare the files in tomcat/conf, between the current
> installed version and
> the downloaded new tomcat version
>
>
>
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