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Fernando Dominguez
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Joined: Sep 01, 2006
Posts: 104


I have installed the sysdeo Tomcat plugin into a new eclipse wtp installation.

I can start - stop tomcat but It's unable to deploy the project I have into my workspace automatically. Now If I want to theploy I have make a war.

I dont get any error messages.

Thanks in avanced.
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 16539

There is no "magic" in either Eclipse or the sysdeo plugin, so nothing will automatically be detected as a webapp. Which is actually the way I like it. I build my webapps in a project directory named build/webapps, which is the directory I zip up when I create a WAR. Tomcat can be instructed to look there - all I have to do is add a context file to TOMCAT_HOME/conf/Catalina/localhost that points to that directory.

If I was using Maven, Maven has its own ideas on project directory layout. Eclipse and the sysdeo/tomcat combo are equally willing to work with Maven's idea of build directory structures.

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