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Context in server.xml

Keith Lockey
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Joined: Oct 05, 2001
Posts: 48
I try putting a context for database pooling in the server.xml, it works on my jbuilder and then when I switch over to the tomcat standalone, the war file will not unpack unless i take the context out. Not sure what to do?

Thanks,<br />Keith
Ken Krebs
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Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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I found the same thing and I'm not sure why it works this way. BTW, You can also define a context in a separate whatever.xml file deployed in the webapps directory. I find this more maintainable and is especially useful if you aren't allowed access to server.xml. It still won't auto-unpack the war though. A cursory check of the Tomcat website and docs revealed nothing. I just live with it and unpack it manually. You could try posting the Tomcat site if nobody here knows.

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Mike Curwen
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Joined: Feb 20, 2001
Posts: 3695

This has been around for a while, and it still annoys me.
I agree. Here's the link:
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