[fedora-java] Packaging tomcat shell scripts

Robert Rati rrati at redhat.com
Wed Oct 23 17:58:24 UTC 2013

On 10/23/2013 01:09 PM, Dridi Boukelmoune wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 1:57 PM, Robert Rati <rrati at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Here's a listing of the directory structure hadoop and similar bits produce
>> in their builds:
>> http://paste.fedoraproject.org/48849/13825327
> Looks like tomcat is bundled, which itself is an issue.

I've got a patch that pulls out the d/ling and bundling of tomcat. 
That's not a problem.

>> There's a some stuff in there that's can obviously be paired down. Here's
>> the script used to start/stop the service:
>> http://paste.fedoraproject.org/48852/38253290
> This whole script could be replaced by a in-house script just like
> /usr/sbin/tomcat, and it should be fairly easy.
> A few things I've spotted:
> - PRG=$(readlink -f $0) could replace the whole while loop line 19
>    It's not portable, but we don't care since it'd work on Fedora
> - The so-called bug mentioned line 51 is actually documented [1] in catalina.sh
>    It works like this by design, I'll notify upstream

I'd prefer to avoid fedora specific changes.  We'd like to push as much 
as possible upstream and that's difficult enough.  Upstream moves fast 
and the recent rebase to 2.2.0 was quite a bit of work.  If what 
upstream provides will work then I'd like to avoid adding more work for 
future rebases.

>> It should be noted that upstream hadoop, and its ecosystem, use tomcat 6.x
>> and as part of packaging it we've moved forward to tomcat 7.x.
> Unless hadoop's code uses tomcat internals (a valve for instance) this
> should not be a problem. I don't have time right now do check that.

Hadoop uses jasper and jspc and we've ported all that stuff forward to 
the latest in fedora.  There's no need to dive into this mess unless 
you're curious or like pain. :)


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