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Bug 322979

Summary: [Tracker] www-servers/tomcat and dev-java/tomcat-servlet-api
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Vlastimil Babka (Caster) (RETIRED) <caster>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Java team <java>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal Keywords: Tracker
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on: 144276, 285337, 298695, 176701, 180519, 191611, 205245, 243348, 254526, 266590, 272566, 273662, 277688, 283273, 303719, 309211, 317667, 329937, 333153, 354741, 357437, 363931, 373987, 374619, 381693, 382043, 386213, 388131    
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Description Vlastimil Babka (Caster) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-06-06 12:36:10 UTC
Purpose: link tomcat bugs that were fixed in tomcat-6 but not 5.5. Either we fix them or remove 5.5.
Comment 1 William L. Thomson Jr. 2011-02-15 02:34:16 UTC
Remove 5.5! I would have long ago! This is Gentoo not some other distros and the two latest versions are in tree, no reason to keep 3, with the 3rd being ~4yrs old. No app in tree requires 5.5, if users have apps that require that. They should update them, or maybe not be running Gentoo!
Comment 2 Alistair Bush (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-02-15 06:42:26 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Remove 5.5! I would have long ago! This is Gentoo not some other distros and
> the two latest versions are in tree, no reason to keep 3, with the 3rd being
> ~4yrs old. No app in tree requires 5.5, if users have apps that require that.
> They should update them, or maybe not be running Gentoo!
> 

How about we move tomcat-5.5 to an overlay where it can be community maintained by those that need it.
Comment 3 William L. Thomson Jr. 2011-02-16 16:11:19 UTC
Idk what happens with 5.5 so long as I never have to touch it or hear about it again. Its way old, and I first got involved with Gentoo to get Tomcat 5.5 into the tree. Now I want it out ASAP! :)