[fedora-java] Packaging tomcat shell scripts

Robert Rati rrati at redhat.com
Thu Oct 31 13:34:40 UTC 2013

On 10/25/2013 06:32 PM, Dridi Boukelmoune wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 7:03 PM, Robert Rati <rrati at redhat.com> wrote:
>> I should mention that I'd actually tested the functionality and done all the
>> work needed for this piece of functionality to make it into hadoop.  The
> What have you tested exactly ? Have you manually added catalina.sh &co
> somewhere on your system and tested your package ?

I've just tested the setup/deployment for my use case.  I tested with 
the shell scripts from the version of tomcat d/led by the hadoop build, 
and the Fedora tomcat rpm bits.  Once I setup the dir structure properly 
and setup the hadoop httpfs config, I was able to start the service 
through systemd and access it as expected.

>> missing piece is the tomcat shell scripts.  If those are packaged then I
>> just need to do a little work and I can include the functionality in hadoop.
> How little ? Have you tried to replace catalina.sh in httpfs.sh [1] ?
> -exec ${HTTPFS_CATALINA_HOME}/bin/catalina.sh "$@"
> +exec /usr/sbin/tomcat "$@"
> And maybe set a proper TOMCAT_CFG environment variable pointing to the
> config for this very package.

I'd really prefer not to have to come up with some non-upstreamable 
implementation here.  What's the harm in packaging the shell scripts and 
allowing the projects to run tomcat webapps as they wish?

> Where can I find a spec with your current work (and a testing
> procedure) to understand better the problem ? Btw, I'm not the tomcat
> maintainer, just a regular tomcat user, this is just my opinion. As I
> said earlier, the catalina.sh file is part of the upstream all-in-one-dir
> bundles. I don't think catalina.sh is in Fedora's tomcat package, it's
> also not in Debian's [2] tomcat6 and tomcat7 packages.

Hadoop has been packaged for F20.  You can find it in koji.  To build 
the bits I'm talking about you'll need to build the httpfs component 
(currently disabled in the spec, but I think it should build/install 
cleanly although I haven't tested that since 2.0.5-8 or so).  You'll 
also need to not apply the patch that prevents tomcat from being 
downloaded by the maven build process.  That patch will eventually be 
needed if building in koji and the tomcat shell scripts get packaged.


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