Bug#418962: tomcat5.5: Should not use relative symlinks

Michael Koch konqueror at gmx.de
Sun Sep 2 09:19:29 UTC 2007

On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 09:56:05AM +0200, Arnaud Vandyck wrote:
> On 4/14/07, Mike Young <debian at elyoung.com> wrote:
> [...]
>> The issue with symlinks still stands though, albeit a very minor issue 
>> now.
>> Also, I am curious as to whether the changes made to /var/lib/tomcat
>> should in fact be made to CATALINA_BASE or whether we should recommend
>> that certain parts of CATALINA_BASE be pointed at their /var/lib/tomcat
>> equivalents? after fixing the symlink error above, I am concerned that
>> security patches and or updates might not make it to my system because
>> of my choice to host the server under the /srv/ mount.
> In my POV, if you change the location of tomcat, you break the
> installation! I have multiple tomcat installed on my system and the
> Debian one just works fine.

This is not about multiple installed tomcats, but about one installation
with multiple tomcats running. IMO a very handy feature.

I will investigate this more.


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