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From Tim Funk <>
Subject Re: Minimal HOWTO for jk2 2.0.4 - Was: [Fwd: Releasing JK 2.0.4]
Date Tue, 23 Mar 2004 22:56:57 GMT
The faq uses the wiki for some stuff. Feel free to add content there.


Tim Stewart wrote:
> First let me say sorry for lurking and responding to this message 5 days
> late.  I think your suggestions are very good. I also recently went through
> hell trying to get mod_jk2 setup in IIS then Apache and have some
> suggestions for the docs.  Is there anyway we can setup a WIKI for mod_jk2,
> that way people who have suggestions for documentation can just add it?
> Do WIKIs exist in the ASF?
> Tim
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Daniel Savard" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, March 19, 2004 9:53 PM
> Subject: Re: Re: Minimal HOWTO for jk2 2.0.4 - Was: [Fwd: Releasing JK
> 2.0.4]
>>>--- Guenter Knauf <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>><<other content deleted>>
>>>>I would like to see some
>>>>feedback from those admins who have to install the connectors what
>>>they would
>>>A quick start covering:
>>>- What to download
>>>- What to compile
>>>- Compatible Apache versions
>>>- Which folder to copy files into
>>>- What entries does Apache expect
>>>- What workers and MPM are and how we can configure them
>>>>thanks, Guenter.
>>>-- Sriram
>>Well, given my recent trauma, oups experience, setting up mod_jk2, may I
>>suggest a few things?
>>- A working configure script. Let me explain what I expect from a
>>configure script. It should check all requirements are met including
>>proper versions and not require more than necessary (for example, if
>>Berkley BD version 2.5 and up is fine, do not insist on version 4.0
>>because it may have some cascading effect on my system and if not
>>necessary, why should someone insist I upgrade 50% of the packages on
>>the system?)
>>- Working Makefiles. This is a side effect of a working configure
>>script. Given proper checking and identification of the system, the
>>proper Makefiles should be build. This include the appropriate list of
>>libraries I should link to in order to have working modules. To make
>>things clear, I should never get undefined symbols at runtime because
>>the Makefile never specified a complete list of libraries required to
>>resolve all the symbols in my module and the module has no hint on where
>>it should look for the undefined symbols to get them resolved. The
>>sysadmin is not supposed to be a developper (even if it happens it's not
>>always true) and don't expect him to manually edit the Makefile to make
>>it working with his system. If the configure cannot find the libraries,
>>it means they are not installed or the user didn't specified the correct
>>options to configure (library paths, if any) and it should be catch at
>>the configure step, not at runtime.
>>- A comprehensive guide of the configuration options (properties), not
>>necessarily something lengthy, but enough to figure out what is the
>>purpose of each configuration option and how it is used.
>>- Don't make any RPMS available if it is not possible to guarantee they
>>will provide a working system. Instead, with limited man-power and time,
>>I think it will be a better move to invest in a clean, documented,
>>straight forward building process with consistent results.
>>This should reduce drastically the number of redundant questions on the
>>Tomcat-user mailing list (including mines).
>>Daniel Savard
>>Consultation Informatique Daniel Savard
>>551, boul. Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier
>>suite 105
>>Beloeil, (Québec)
>>Canada J3G 4J1
>>Tél: (450) 467-8014
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