Win a copy of Pipeline as Code this week in the Cloud/Virtualization forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Ron McLeod
  • Paul Clapham
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Bear Bibeault
  • Rob Spoor
  • Henry Wong
  • Liutauras Vilda
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Carey Brown
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Piet Souris
  • Frits Walraven
  • Himai Minh
  • Jj Roberts


Posts: 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi, I'm pretty sure there is a simple answer to this but I've exhausted every possibility I can think of apart from 'manual'

I have a domain -

I want to base my webapp - /dir/dir/webapps/MyWebApp

at that domain so I created a new host in the Tomcats server.xml

<Host name="" unpackWARs="true" appBase="/dir/dir/webapps/MyWebApp">
<Context path=""

It works - apart from of course I upload my MyWebApp.war to the /dir/dir/webapps/ directory - which does not get picked up by the auto unpack.

I can create an extra dummy host pointing at /dir/dir/webapps/ as the appBase which does the unpack but then 2 instances of MyWebApp are launched and I get a thread nightmare.

I tried moving the MyWebApp.war to /dir/dir/webapps/MyWebApp/ that unpacks but then of course I have my app running in /dir/dir/webapps/MyWebApp/MyWebApp/ ?!

I tried manipulating the docbase in the context.

All to no avail - so now I just manually unpack the war each time I change anything.

Is there a simple answer for a frustrated tomcat newb ?

Posts: 13411
Firefox Browser VI Editor Redhat
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Is that instance of Tomcat serving other hosts besides yours?
If not, there was no need to create a new Host entry.

If you want your app to be the root app, replace the tomcat/webpps/ROOT directory with your own.
See where your hand is? Not there. It's next to this tiny ad:
SKIP - a book about connecting industrious people with elderly land owners
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic