[CentOS] Tomcat or what on CentOS 8?

Tue Apr 28 19:49:53 UTC 2020
Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole at gmail.com>

On Tue, 28 Apr, 2020 at 11:44:20 +0200, Simon Matter via CentOS wrote:
> Hi,
> We're running some web apps on CentOS 6 on Tomcat 6 shipped by the
> distribution.
> As time goes by we'd like to move on to CentOS 8 and Tomcat 9 or whatever
> is appropriate.
> My question is, what do others use now that Tomcat is not shipped anymore
> with CentOS?
> Do you run some JBoss/WildFly instead or still running Tomcat?
> And, how do you install/manage those installations. Do you have RPM
> packaged versions or fiddle with tarballs?
> Since this is a quite standard setup for web apps I'm really wondering how
> everybody is doing it these days?

I use the tarball provided by upstream on CentOS 7, since the
distro-provided version is quite old. I created a 'tomcat' system user
and gave it ownership of the extracted files under /opt. I also wrote a
simple systemd unit file to manage the service in the usual way.

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