Thanks for your thoughts. I agree, deployed OK certainly does not mean a valid 
deployment ;)

The docs say of docBase

"The Document Base ... for this web application, or the pathname to the web 
application archive file (if this web application is being executed directly 
from the WAR file). You may specify an absolute pathname for this directory or 
WAR file, or a pathname that is relative to the appBase directory of the owning 

The thing is, I do not wish to execute directly from the WAR as that would be 
inefficient. I thought I could deploy a WAR, that it would explode and then 
initialise itself. It seems to me like (if it actually manages to explode in 
time which is not always the case) that initialisation of the context does not 
wait on complete extraction of the WAR.

Therefore to avoid executing from the WAR itself I use a relative path to the 
web application. Perhaps I should be specifying docBase="ROOT" rather than 

Thanks again, I need all the help I can get with this deployment malarky!

Cheers, Allistair

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Caldarale, Charles R [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: 07 October 2005 17:03
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: RE: Continuing Frustration and Misery with Deployer
> > From: Allistair Crossley [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
> > Subject: Continuing Frustration and Misery with Deployer
> >  
> > deploy:
> >    [deploy] OK - Deployed application at context path /ROOT
> > So it's deployed OK. 
> I suspect all that means is that it was successfully copied 
> to webapps,
> but I'm not certain.
> > My META-INF/context.xml has
> > <Context docBase="/ROOT" reloadable="true" 
> > antiJARLocking="true" antiResourceLocking="true" 
> swallowOutput="true">
> The docBase attribute doesn't look right - it's specifying an absolute
> path to the directory, and I doubt that's where the war is 
> exploded to.
> Have you tried removing this?  Also, I seem to recall that if you're
> trying to deploy the default application for the host, it 
> must be named
> ROOT.war (at least on 5.5.x).
>  - Chuck
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