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From Peter Flynn <>
Subject New server recommendations?
Date Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:33:56 GMT
After much waiting I am now in a position to install a new Cocoon server
for use by several document-serving projects (yay), with Lucene and
eXist. I've been running Cocoon for years on antiquated hardware so this
is an opportunity to Do It Right and demonstrate to people that this is
the One True Path :-)

The platform is RHEL5 running Apache 2 to front-end port 80 so that we
can host a few unmigrated HTML/PHP sites and virtual hosts as well.

I think the last time I asked, the recommendation was to make httpd
proxy Tomcat (I trawled the logs but failed to find my message), but I
do remember that last time I installed Tomcat from Red Hat's RPMs it was
a total mess and I went back to a source install. Using RPMs via yum is
a great convenience, but not if Red Hat breaks the config.

a) Are Red Hat's RPMs now usable as a Tomcat installation for running
Cocoon? If so, which bits do I need (servlet, webapps, jasper, jsp...)?
Or should I install from source again?

b) Does anyone have any specific Dos or Donts about this platform or

c) When I installed Apache from the RH distro RPMs, I got what looked
like an Apache 1.x setup, with a httpd.conf in /etc/httpd/conf, instead
of the expected multi-file Apache 2 setup that I got on my Ubuntu box.
But this httpd.conf does refer to as
the source for docs. Is this really Apache 2, and have RH gone and
screwed with the setup again and should I wipe it and install from source?


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