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AIX version of Apache Tomcat 7.0.34 for RTC 4.0.1?


Sumant Renukarya (1.1k23339) | asked Jan 15 '13, 5:41 a.m.
Due to security vulnerabilities found in Apache Tomcat 7.0.25, there is a need to upgrade the Tomcat version to 7.0.34. The RTC server installation is on AIX. Is there an AIX specific installer/download available for Tomcat 7.0.34? Does anyone know?

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Kevin Ramer (4.5k6172191) | answered Jan 16 '13, 11:31 a.m.
I have used the tar.gz package in the past to update Tomcat.   Here's how I've performed:

1) stop the application
2) unpack the new tomcat into the server directory of the install
3) mv tomcat tomcat.old
4) mv apache-tomcat-X-Y-Z tomcat (X,Y,Z can vary)
5) remove everything under the new tomcat/webapps
6) mv the content of tomcat.old/webapps to tomcat/webapps
7) copy the server.xml and key files from old tomcat to new.
8) start it up.

I find it safer to make a new install of tomcat and re-arrange the needed data.  It's much quicker to restore to the prior configuration by simply changing the names of the tomcat directories (e.g. tomcat > tomcat.new , tomcat.old > tomcat)

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Craig Chaney (9212) | answered Jan 16 '13, 6:17 a.m.
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We do have an old technote with instructions about how to upgrade Tomcat.

Stay tuned to item 247547 for an updated guide.

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Sumant Renukarya commented Jan 16 '13, 6:28 a.m.

Hi Craig

Thank you. Is there is an AIX specific- special build of the Apache Tomcat code or something?

The reason is, in Apache Tomcat site, for 7.0.34 there is no specific download option for AIX. It's just a tag.gz file and I reckon this holds good for any flavour of UNIX? Will this be correct?

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