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and subject line Bug#821391: fixed in tomcat7 7.0.70-2
has caused the Debian Bug report #821391,
regarding tomcat7-admin: Patch 7.0.28+deb-u4 overwrite owner of all /etc/tomcat7
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Package: tomcat7-admin
Version: 7.0.28-4+deb7u4
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,
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   * What led up to the situation?
        All tomcat servers crash after the auto update via unattended-upgrade
   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
        Correct manually our specific owner files and restart tomcat7 service
   * What was the outcome of this action?
        Impossible to start all the tomcat7 services (with JMX  configured)
   * What outcome did you expect instead?
        that the patch don't modify files that don't come from the package.

Details :
        We use a tomcat7 debian installation.
        We modify to use tomcat7:tomcat7 user for the tomcat7 processes
        we want to add JMX access configuration with user/password access -> no 
debian doc found => configuration taken from "official" oracle documentation.
                => put jmxremote.user and jmxremote.password in /etc/tomcat7 
(symlinked to /var/lib/tomcat7/conf for official oracle path conservation)
                => mandatory kmxremote.password = right 600 on the file and 
then we chown tomcat7:tomcat7 the file too.

        We use unattended-upgrade for security patch. This morning -> deploying 
some tomcat7  patch on all serveurs.
        -> In the tomcat7.postinst there is chown -Rh root:(GROUP) on 
/etc/tomcat7 !
        => jmxremote.password misconfigured and tomcat7 don't start... 

Ideas or solutions :
        Modify only files coming from the package.
        Or interesting on how debian want we configure the JMX access, as if we 
take official recommandation it leads to a fatal crash. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.9
  APT prefers oldstable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable-updates'), (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages tomcat7-admin depends on:
ii  tomcat7-common  7.0.28-4+deb7u4

tomcat7-admin recommends no packages.

tomcat7-admin suggests no packages.

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Source: tomcat7
Source-Version: 7.0.70-2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
tomcat7, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Markus Koschany <> (supplier of updated tomcat7 package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:43:11 +0200
Source: tomcat7
Binary: tomcat7-common tomcat7 tomcat7-user libtomcat7-java libservlet3.0-java 
libservlet3.0-java-doc tomcat7-admin tomcat7-examples tomcat7-docs
Architecture: source
Version: 7.0.70-2
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Debian Java Maintainers 
Changed-By: Markus Koschany <>
 libservlet3.0-java - Servlet 3.0 and JSP 2.2 Java API classes
 libservlet3.0-java-doc - Servlet 3.0 and JSP 2.2 Java API documentation
 libtomcat7-java - Servlet and JSP engine -- core libraries
 tomcat7    - Servlet and JSP engine
 tomcat7-admin - Servlet and JSP engine -- admin web applications
 tomcat7-common - Servlet and JSP engine -- common files
 tomcat7-docs - Servlet and JSP engine -- documentation
 tomcat7-examples - Servlet and JSP engine -- example web applications
 tomcat7-user - Servlet and JSP engine -- tools to create user instances
Closes: 821391
 tomcat7 (7.0.70-2) unstable; urgency=medium
   * Team upload.
   * Do not unconditionally override files in /etc/tomcat7. (Closes: #821391)
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 de7b1840248ad30f81aa055925ab24e8 2939 java optional tomcat7_7.0.70-2.dsc
 029cdfdc05ce10b3344500ca360021ee 66812 java optional 

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