On 02.12.2016 00:15, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:
> Le 1/12/2016 à 21:49, paul.sz...@sydney.edu.au a écrit :
>> Maybe /etc/tomcat8/Catalina/localhost is to be "delivered" writable from
>> the DEB package, the ownership only to be fixed in postinst? In the
>> current DEB, that directory is not group-writable.
> This is worth trying. The catch is that other packages also install
> files into /etc/tomcat8/Catalina/localhost, so they all have to set the
> permissions properly. I'll probably go down this path if someone has a
> good argument supporting the use of copyXML=true.

Just my 2 cents about the "other" packages that install files into
/etc/tomcat8/Catalina/localhost. In my opinion they should just symlink
files into this path if at all. You mentioned jspwiki as one possible
candidate in one of your earlier emails but this one has been broken for
a long time now. It is probably easier to fix such issues in those
packages and not in Tomcat itself.


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