[ILUG] Free Linux? Newbe Q
jr at inconspicuous.org
Thu Oct 14 15:02:48 IST 2004
On Wed, 2004-10-13 at 17:21, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 04:42:31PM +0100, Andoni mentioned:
> > What I want to do is install Tomcat, JBoss, Apache, PHP. Stick it in behind
> > my Firewall and bob's your uncle. I don't care about applications on it at
> > all.
> I'd say just go and hide. Tomcat is just one of the nastiest pieces of
> software I've ever tried to install. You can get it all packaged for your
> for RedHat, but loads of the packages conflict. The fact that it requires
> many non-free components, like Java, doesn't help.
> Perhaps Debian, with it's idea of "one packaging place" might be better.
> Is there such a thing as a tomcat-friendly distro ?
I think I remember seeing tomcat in the debian unstable packages,
although it was an old version if I remember correctly, so I didn't
bother going near it. I'm using a binary version of 4.1.x on woody
without any problems, although I had to compile mod_jk (loading it into
the deb packaged apache 1.3).
If you want to use the rpm versions on Debian, just use alien to convert
the rpm to a deb and install that.
John Reilly <jr at inconspicuous.org>
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