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Re: Tomcat version for jessie

On Sun, Jun 01, 2014 at 01:23:01PM -0700, tony mancill wrote:
> In addition to libservlet2.5-java, I think we should have some sense of
> how tomcat6 and tomcat7 users will be affected by having tomcat8-only
> available in jessie.  That is, are there incompatibilities or changes in
> behavior people need to be aware of?  Do we need to provide a migration
> script of some sort?  We already know about the username differences -
> are there others?
> I don't like to merely pose the questions, but am not regularly running
> tomcat in production anymore, and so don't have ready answers. I don't
> want users to feel like they're stranded with their existing tomcat6/7
> installations.

There are migration guides:

I think pointing to these in README.Debian or similar is sufficient,
after all such migrations happen for a lot of components in Debian
and if anyone would install Tomcat from source she would face the
same migration problems.


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