[SciFed] Tomcat 6 requirement for Shib IDP
dmuruganantham at lbl.gov
Wed Jan 25 18:50:47 GMT 2012
We do have a few machines, setup this way with jpackage.repo.
Have a new machine setup this way
jpackage.repo on CentOS5.7 with jpackage-rhel-updates and jpackage-rhel
tomcat6 is not available. There may be a way to change the repo URLs to
get the packages again.
But then the repo itself becomes absolute.
So i started this email thread and the rest....
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 10:37 AM, Stephen Chan <sychan at lbl.gov> wrote:
> At NERSC we're running tomcat6 on CentOS as well using the rpms
> from the jpackage repo. So they are available, but maybe not from the
> main CentOS repositories.
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Nate Klingenstein <ndk at internet2.edu>
> > Dhiva,
> > I asked the lead developer of the IdP for details as to why Tomcat 5 is
> > supported. Apparently Tomcat 5 has a problem parsing
> > specification-compliant cookies that they have chosen to not fix, with
> > suggested remedy of "upgrade to 6." As a result, we can only support
> > 6.
> > Tomcat 6 packages are available directly from the Tomcat project's
> > http://tomcat.apache.org/download-60.cgi
> > Future distributions of the IdP with an embedded servlet container would
> > hopefully reduce the amount of package management you'll need to do.
> > Hope this answers your question,
> > Nate.
> > On 1/25/2012 17:37, Dhiva wrote:
> >>> https://wiki.shibboleth.net/confluence/display/SHIB2/IdPInstall
> >>> The Shibboleth Identity Provider, version 2, is a standard Java web
> >>> application based on the Servlet 2.4 specification.
> >>> Apache Tomcat 6.0.17 or greater (NOT 7)
> >>> Java 5 or greater (Java 6 recommended )
> > My issue here is that Redhat/CentOS machines does have Tomcat 5 packages,
> > but NOT tomcat 6.
> > But the servlet specification is indeed 2.4, which matches with Shib
> > requirement.
> > I have used jpackage.repo in the past, but it is not consistently
> > tomcat 6 packages for Redhat/CentOS.
> > I would like to stay with Redhat/CentOS Package Repository, so i wanted
> > know if Tomcat 5 along with the OpenJDK.
> > thanks
> > dhiva
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