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Using the Jetty RPMs

Overview

RPM (RedHat Package Manager) is a popular way of distributing applications on RedHat Linux Derived Distros. Here is a step on how to make a RPM package for Jetty6,

Note: this one is only for RedHat Based Distros like CentOS, Feodora, Redhat and etc, as for Debian Based distros like Ubunto deb packages will be comming soon

The steps to use RPMS are

  1. Obtain the Jetty RPMs. These are build and distributed with each Jetty release since 6.1.5. You can also build the jetty RPMS from source.
  2. Install the prerequisits RPMs and packages (eg java and ant).
  3. Install the Jetty RPMs.
  4. Configure and run

Jetty RPM File Structures

jetty6-6.1-*.noarch.rpm - Jetty RPM Package

Requires: jetty6-lib

Output Files:

  • /etc/init.d/jetty - Jetty6 Startup Script for Redhat Based Linux Service Daemon, this file is added in chkconfig so that this will automatically start jetty as a service
  • jetty-home (located at /usr/share/jetty6) - contains start.jar, Licences, README.txt, resources and VERSIONS.txt
  • jetty-conf (located at /etc/jetty6) - contains jetty configuration files
  • /etc/jetty6/contexts - where you will add your contexts
  • jetty-webapps (located at /var/jetty6/webapps) - where you will deploy your web-applications
  • jetty-logs (located at /var/log/jetty6) - where log files are located

jetty6-lib-6.1-*.noarch.rpm - Jetty Library RPM Package

Requires: jetty6-jsp-2.0-api, jetty6-jsp-2.1-api and jetty6-servlet-2.1-api

Output Files:

  • jetty6-lib (located at /usr/share/java/jetty6-lib) - jetty jar libraries namely, jetty, jetty-util annotations, jetty-management, jetty-setuid and libsetuid.so

jetty6-jsp-2.0-api-6.1-*.noarch.rpm - Jetty JSP 2.0 API RPM Package

Requires: jakarta-commons-el, xerces-j2, ant

Output Files:

  • /usr/share/java/jetty6-jsp-2.0-api - jsp 2.0 jar libraries and other libraries


jetty6-jsp-2.1-api-6.1-*.noarch.rpm - Jetty JSP 2.1 API RPM Package

Requires: ant

Output Files:

  • /usr/share/java/jetty6-jsp-2.1-api - jsp 2.1 jar libraries and other libraries


jetty6-servlet-2.5-api-6.1-*.noarch.rpm - Jetty Servlet 2.5 API RPM Package

Requires: none

Output Files:

  • /usr/share/java/jetty6-servlet-2.5-api - contains servlet 2.5 jar library

    jetty6-samples-6.1-*.noarch.rpm - Jetty Samples RPM Package

Requires: jetty

Output Files:

  • installs sample web-app in /var/jetty6/webapps, namely: test and test-jaas sample web-apps


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