Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#953 new enhancement

Installer: provide better Tomcat service install experience

Reported by: jbirch Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: 4.0
Component: Installer Version:
Severity: minor Keywords:
Cc: External ID:

Description (last modified by jbirch)

Currently, Tomcat gets installed, but no services are installed, and there is no check to ensure that a JRE/JDK is installed. Users have to:

  • Install JDK
  • Run services.bat from Tomcat/bin
  • Manually configure Apache

Although it would be great to offer a bare Tomcat option, this would take a lot of work (removing the options for Apache and PHP components during the install, providing and alternate configuration for Tomcat with non-Apache MapAgent, rewriting mapadmin in .jsp, etc). In the meantime we can do a fair amount just by automating the installation of the Tomcat service when the JSP viewer is chosen with the Bundled install.

Steps for this would looks something like:

Pull the current version from:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit\@CurrentVersion

Get the value of JAVA_HOME from:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit\{@CurrentVersion}\JavaHome

Do a file search to ensure that %JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe exists

If it doesn't exist, we can warn the user that the Java web extensions will not be available.

If it does exist, we can run a custom action something like this to install the service (cobbled together from service.bat in Tomcat/bin):

  [TomcatInstallDir]Tomcat/bin/tomcat6.exe //IS//[TC_SERVICE_NAME]
     --Description [TC_SERVICE_DESCRIPTION]
     --Install [TomcatInstallDir]Tomcat/bin/tomcat6.exe
     --StartClass org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap 
     --StopClass org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap 
     --StartParams start 
     --StopParams stop
     --Startup auto

And something similar for uninstall...

Change History (8)

comment:1 by jbirch, 15 years ago

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 by jbirch, 14 years ago

Version: 2.1.0

Removing version from enhancement ticket (assumed valid regardless of version until implemented).

comment:3 by jng, 13 years ago

Milestone: 2.22.3

comment:4 by jng, 12 years ago

Milestone: 2.3

comment:5 by jng, 11 years ago

Milestone: 2.5

comment:6 by jng, 11 years ago

Milestone: 2.52.6

comment:7 by jng, 6 years ago

Milestone: 3.03.3

Ticket retargeted after milestone closed

comment:8 by jng, 5 years ago

Milestone: 3.34.0

Milestone renamed

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