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Michael Vince wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just installed Gentoo on my laptop after having FreeBSD as my desktop
> for a long time.
> I felt Gentoo would be my best shot at using and enjoying a Linux
> distribution for my desktop, as Gentoo promises a lot of freedom and
> All up its pretty darn good but I have to say I am a bit disappointed
> with the Tomcat/Apache/Java choices Gentoo portage has to offer.
> The main reason I am interested in Gentoo Linux was the fact I can use a
> Java supplied from Sun as an alternative to some of the FreeBSD native
> Java compiled via ports with Tomcat. I have servers running under
> Apache2.0.55 and Apache2.2.0 with Tomcat 5.5.x
> My main problems are there is not a full set of choices of Apache that
> being just 1.3.x or Apache 2.0.x and no Apache 2.2.x.
net-www/apache-2.2.0 is now in portage (since 2006-02-15). but make sure
to build dev-libs/apr with USE="ipv6", otherwise building of
net-www/apache-2.2.0 will fail.
> Apache 2.2.x has some great new features like a built in AJP module for
> linking Tomcat and Apache together with out needing the external mod_ajp
unfortunately i am a little bit disappointed because the module
mod_proxy_ajp is not being built, so i can't use this new feature to
connect to tomcat. i tried to modify the ebuild, but it didn't work. if
anyone has an idea -> tell me please.
> Secondly there is only Tomcat 5.0.x in portage, in FreeBSD there is
> Tomcat3,Tomcat4,Tomcat41, Tomcat5 and Tomcat55
> I do have to admit I think I will be happy with even just 1 Java in
> Linux since I know it comes from Sun for Linux which I expecting should
> be of a good quality. Believe it or not but doing a 'cd
> /usr/ports/java/; ls | grep -c jdk" in FreeBSD returns a count of 15
> Java choices, admittedly half of then being the Linux ones for use via
> the Linux kernel emulation.
> I installed Gentoo on my laptop with a bit of excitement and was going
> to start doing some benchmarks and testing with Apache 2.2 and Tomcat
> 5.5 just to find I will have to start manually building it all and
> manually installing it all my self.
> My question is does any one have any idea of when Apache projects such
> as Tomcat 5.5 and Apache 2.2 will be in portage?
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