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Tomcat: Behavior changed from 5.x to 7.x

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I got a Problem with Tomcat deployment. I am using TC 7.0.42, OS: Win2k8r2, J 1.7.0._45.

We used to deploy unpacked webapps (dirs) on a Tomcat 5.0.26 outside the Webapps-dir. We used the manager (web-IF) to deploy these apps, giving the context name and the local directory. The tomcat ran the app from this location. It creates a .xml in it's config dir.

Now in TC7, the tomcat COPIES the APP from the given location to the default Webapps directory. But we want it to run from where it is, not a copy. One way to archieve this is to manually create a .xml file in the conf/server/localhost dir. But our deployment process needs it to be done via web interface. So, is there any possibility to configure tomcat 7 to behave like tomcat 5 when deploying local webapp directories from outside the webapps dir? I tried autoDeploy and unpackWars to false, but it didn't help. :(

posted Nov 17, 2013 by Abhay Kulkarni

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5.0 was deprecated so long ago, that it is beyond my knowledge. What exactly are you trying to do, step by step?

Documentation for the Manager webapp is here:

There exist Ant and Maven front-ends (HTTP clients) for that API which are documented elsewhere.

answer Nov 17, 2013 by Jai Prakash
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