This is weird (cross-posted to Tomcat and Debian Lists): Tomcat 8.5 is going to /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps/ROOT
I've got two separate boxes, both running Debian Jessie, with both
Tomcat 7.0.56 and Tomcat 8.5.14 installed, all of the installations via
an apt-get from Debian's repositories.
On one of the boxes (Tomcat 8.5 installed alongside Tomcat 7 with no
previous Tomcat 8), Tomat 8 is somehow pulling the root context from
Tomcat 7: the Tomcat 8.5 server is going to
/var/lib/tomcat7/webapps/ROOT when it should be going to
On the other box (Tomcat 8.5 installed on top of Tomcat 8.0, alongside
Tomcat 7), the Tomcat 8.5 server is correctly finding
On both boxes, Tomcat 8.5 is correctly finding its manager context at
/usr/share/tomcat8-admin/manager, while Tomcat 7 finds its manager
context at /usr/share/tomcat7-admin/manager.
The only difference is that on the box that's finding the correct root
context, Tomcat 8.5 was installed on top of Tomcat 8.0, while on the one
that's finding the wrong root context, it was installed without any
previous Tomcat 8. In both cases, the installations were alongside
existing Tomcat 7 installations.
Can anybody point me to the right haystack to find my needle?
James H. H. Lampert