[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#609038: ITP: biomaj -- a biological databank update and processing tool

Steffen Möller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Mon Jan 10 10:20:56 UTC 2011


On 01/10/2011 11:01 AM, Olivier Sallou wrote:
> I have a question regarding Policy for web applications.
> Biomj includes a webapp running in a servlet container like Tomcat. For
> the moment, Biomaj embeds Tomcat to run the webapp.

is Tomcat the only possible server environment that Biomj could
be using?

> For debian package we could rely of course on Tomcat package but I
> wonder what is Policy/usage for webapps usually.
> Should we:
> - keep tomcat embedded for ready-to-run application (with config)
> - put tomcat as dependency and put the war file in tomcat webapps

If the answer to above question is "yes", then I would indeed
put it as a dependency and perform everything in post-inst
that would be required to get things up and running.

I personally would appreciate a page on http://wiki.debian.org,
but this is just something personal.

> - put tomcat as dependency and ask the user to copy manually the war
> file in tomcat

If the webservice is an extra and not an intrinsic part of the
application, then I tend to think that a separate package for
it would be reasonable to think about. The extra dependencies
on Tomcat would then apply to that extra package only and
not for the core functionality.



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