Package: tomcat8
Version: 8.5.14-1+deb9u1
Severity: normal

Setting copyXML="true" attribute in <Host> section inside:


Does not works; if an "appname.war" package contains a META-INF
directory with a


context descriptor inside, that file is not copied to:


as it should, according to tomcat8 docs:

Moreover, the ROOT context does not works anymore; catalina.out
reports a permission error for:



Set group write permission for


(group ownership: tomcat8)

so that tomcat process can write into it.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8),
LANGUAGE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages tomcat8 depends on:
ii  adduser                3.115
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.61
ii  lsb-base               9.20161125
ii  tomcat8-common         8.5.14-1+deb9u1
ii  ucf                    3.0036

Versions of packages tomcat8 recommends:
ii  authbind       2.1.2
ii  libtcnative-1  1.2.12-2

Versions of packages tomcat8 suggests:
ii  tomcat8-admin     8.5.14-1+deb9u1
ii  tomcat8-docs      8.5.14-1+deb9u1
ii  tomcat8-examples  8.5.14-1+deb9u1
pn  tomcat8-user      <none>

-- debconf information:
  tomcat8/username: tomcat8
  tomcat8/groupname: tomcat8
  tomcat8/javaopts: -Djava.awt.headless=true -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC

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