[Deploying Sakai] Sakai 2.9 and Redhat 6

Steve Swinsburg steve.swinsburg at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 18:21:27 PDT 2013

By 'Redhat  does not support Tomcat 7' do you mean the RH packages?  You
should not be using them. You should be taking a zip/tar from
tomcat.apache.org, extracting it and deploying Sakai into it.

There are incompatibilities in Tomcat 5.5 and Tomcat 6/7 and we needed to
make a decision to move forward, since Tomcat 5.5 has been end of life for
some time now.

The Jira for this is here:


On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Ray, Drew <drray at wfu.edu> wrote:

> At Wake Forest, for support reasons, we make it a policy to keep in sync
> with what is supported by Redhat.  Redhat does not support tomcat 7.
> Since tomcat 7 is a requirement for Sakai 2.9, has anyone else addressed
> this issue?  Does anyone have the same concerns we do with running tomcat 7?
> Can anyone tell me specifically what won't work in Sakai 2.9 using tomcat
> 6?
> Thank you,
> Andrew Ray
> Application Administrator
> Wake Forest University
> drray at wfu.edu
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