2 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2007 5:30 PM by Camelot
lindstromfoto Level 1 (0 points)

Is there a working and correct way to upgrade and run a Tomcat and Apache server of your pick instead of the pre installed versions in OSX 10.4.8 server.

Meaning that i want to start and admin them throught Server Admin interface, and making Jboss notice the new Tomcat aswell.


G5, Xserve, PB G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Michael Johnson6 Level 1 (10 points)
    I too would love to know how one can update Tomcat on Mac OS X Server. Our company is thinking of using a product that requires Tomcat 4.1.30 or later and the version that ships with OS X server is 4.1.29... Ideally, i would like to be able to run Tomcat 5.5.x
  • Camelot Level 8 (46,650 points)
    If you're asking here, the answer is probably no.

    It is possible to build and install later versions of all the Mac OS X Server-bundled apps, including Apache, Tomcat, postfix, bind, etc., etc., but in most cases once you do you lose the ability to drive them via Server Admin.

    Server Admin knows what it knows - more importantly it doesn't know any of the features of later versions of the apps (it may work with point released (e.g. Apache 1.3.20 -> 1.3.30, but it won't work with major versions like 1.3 -> 2.0).

    So if you go that way you're on your own as far as configuring and maintaining the service is concerned.

    Leopard (10.5) will include later versions of these apps if you're prepared to wait.