The tapestry jail

We've got a jail at tapestry.zones.apache.org running Tomcat 7 where we can deploy demo applications. The Hotel Booking demo is running there.

The jail has been replaced by an Ubuntu VM, tapestry-vm.apache.org, where the Hotel Booking app has been moved. This document needs to be updated to reflect the new server. For now, see INFRA-9094 for details.

 

 

ccordenier and uli can deploy and manage webapps. ccordenier, thiagohp and uli can log in and restart Tomcat.

restarting tomcat

ONLY use

sudo /usr/local/etc/rc.d/tomcat7 restart

if you need to restart Tomcat. Anything else will fail.

reinstalling the jail

If the jail lost Java and Tomcat:

cd /usr/ports

if it doesn't exist yet:

portsnap fetch
portsnap extract

install java:

cd /usr/ports/java/diablo-jdk16/
make install clean

Some files need manual download and have to be placed into /usr/ports/distfiles. Follow the instructions on screen.

Some of these files already live on ftp://tb.apache.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/ and can be downloaded from there. The time zone update utility doesn't, it has to be downloaded from Oracle directly.

Afterwards:

make install clean

Follow instructions and manually install any unresolved dependencies it might encounter.

Install Tomcat 7:

from pre-built package (preferred)

Check your env for PACKAGESITE. It should point to tb.apache.org:

[root@tapestry ~]# env|grep PACKAGESITE
PACKAGESITE=ftp://tb.apache.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/packages/8.2-RELENG-j-tlp/Latest/

Install the tomcat7 package:

pkg_add -r tomcat7
from ports (discouraged)

this is really discouraged!

cd /usr/ports/www/tomcat7
make install clean
configure tomcat

Tomcat resides in /usr/local/apache-tomcat-7.0/. You may wish to set up some users in conf/tomcat-users.xml. Note that from Tomcat 7 onwards the manager role is split into 4 separate roles, the one for the manager GUI is manager-gui. By default, Tomcat listens on port 8080, we want it to listen on 8180 though, so edit conf/server.xml and change the port.

Add

tomcat7_enable="YES"
tomcat7_java_home="/usr/local/diablo-jdk1.6.0/jre"
tomcat7_java_opts="-XX:MaxPermSize=256M"

to /etc/rc.conf to start tomcat on system startup and tell it to use the Diablo JVM.

The sudoers file may have lost the entry allowing members of the tomcat-restart group to restart Tomcat. Add it back using visudo:

# restart tomcat
%tomcat-restart ALL=(root)      NOPASSWD: /usr/local/etc/rc.d/tomcat7 restart