Bug#341777: Support Mysql for WebApps deployed to Tomcat

Kalle Kivimaa killer at debian.org
Mon Dec 5 20:42:30 UTC 2005

Andreas Schildbach <andreas at schildbach.de> writes:
> I understand your point. Then what about a separate package just for the 
> symlink? The package could depend on both tomcat(5|4) and libmysql-java, 
> so it would disappear if either the database driver or tomcat is 
> uninstalled.

Umm, as far as I understand the Debian packaging policy, this would be
a severe violation of "no unneccesary package bloat" -policy. Dozens
of lines of code for a simple ln -s. IMO it is the responsibility of
the webapp package requiring database access to manage any symlinks,
not of Tomcat, not of the database, nor a specialized Tomcat DB

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