My task involves deploying a Java web application into a Tomcat 6.0.35 instance running on Debian Squeeze. As such, Tomcat is installed from package sources and the web application is deployed from a custom .deb package that puts the .war file into a directory below
/opt and registers it with Tomcat by dropping a context XML (let's call it
/etc/tomcat6/Catalina/localhost/. This works fine for the initial .deb install where the application is picked up by Tomcat's auto deployment mechanism and unpacked into
When re-installing a newer version of the .deb, Tomcat will not update the application, though. It will only detect a change if I manually execute a
Even restarting Tomcat without touching
my-app.xml has no effect.
my-app.xml looks like this:
<Context path="/my-app" docBase="/opt/my-app/my-app.war"> <WatchedResource>/opt/my-app/my-app.war</WatchedResource> </Context>
IMHO, this should watch for changes of the .war (which changes when I install the updated .deb).
Autodeploy is turned on in