Re: tomcat 4, mod_jk
Matt Price wrote:
you'll noticew that the Include line is ocmmented out -- for me, that
line didn't do anything, I guess because mod_jk.conf is EMPTY.
mod_jk.conf is only generated by Tomcat 3.x (Debian package tomcat), not
by Tomcat 4.x (Debian package tomcat4). But this feature will also be
removed from Tomcat 4.x since it causes a lot of trouble:
* You need to tell Apache to reload its configuration but you don't know
how long Tomcat needs to generate this file. I was using a few seconds
delay in tomcat's init script but I got reports from some peope that
that this delay was not long enough for their configurations.
* This will cause name space pollution, think of the examples webapp.
All requests for /example (and for Tomcat4 this would also include
/admin and /manager) on all virtual hosts will we directed to
Tomcat. That's probably not want the webmaster wants.
So I have decided to not automatically set up Apache any longer. Tomcat
4 provides examples for mod_webapp and Apache2 and it's very easy for
the webmaster to add a WebAppMount directive to the virtual host of his
choice and probably disable Tomcat's HTTP connector. For development and
testing purposes you should use the HTTP connector, anyway.