I regularly install a product (Atlassian Confluence, which is Tomcat + a few files) on my server. For each upgrade, after unpacking the tar.gz, I need to change the following files:
- conf/server.xml -> Add JNDI declarations and change port
- confluence/WEB-INF/classes/confluence-init.properties -> Change one property
- confluence/WEB-INF/web.xml -> Require HTTPS
- confluence/WEB-INF/classes/log4j.properties -> Change log level
- Move activation.jar and mail.jar from confluence/WEB-INF/libs to lib/
- Add postgres.jar to lib/
Is there a canonical way to perform this configuration?
- Any way to perform an "overlay" to a directory?
- I've tried git, but git isn't good at moving files.
- I've tried writing a script, but it cannot be contained in 1 file, since I need to have patch files. If we're going this way, is there a way to write a bash script which contains the patches, so it's self-contained?
- Do all sysadmins just write an ad-hoc script every time, using 'patch' and 'move' to edit the files? Isn't there a better tool?