Apache Tomcat 7 Maven plugin

I was searching for Apache Tomcat 7 Maven plugin. I found only messages that no such thing exists and that I have to use some workaround. Finally I found link at StackOwerflow that pointed me to the testing version of  such a plugin.

You just need to configure repository and update mojo definition.

 <repositories>
    <repository>
      <id>people.apache.snapshots</id>
      <url>http://repository.apache.org/content/groups/snapshots-group/</url>
      <releases>
        <enabled>false</enabled>
      </releases>
      <snapshots>
        <enabled>true</enabled>
      </snapshots>
    </repository>
  </repositories>

  <pluginRepositories>
    <pluginRepository>
      <id>apache.snapshots</id>
      <name>Apache Snapshots</name>
      <url>http://repository.apache.org/content/groups/snapshots-group/</url>
      <releases>
        <enabled>false</enabled>
      </releases>
      <snapshots>
        <enabled>true</enabled>
      </snapshots>
    </pluginRepository>
  </pluginRepositories>
...
<plugin>
      <groupId>org.apache.tomcat.maven</groupId>
      <artifactId>tomcat7-maven-plugin</artifactId>
      <version>2.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
      <configuration>
        <path>/</path>
      </configuration>
    </plugin>

You can run Tomcat7 by: mvn tomcat7:run

You can read more about this new version of Tomcat Maven plugin at tomcat.apache.org.

This plugin is still under development.

BTW: List Maven plugins hosted at Apache.org is available at maven.apache.org/plugins.

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13. November 2011 at 22:21 - Software engineering (Tags: , , , , ).

  • Yiannis

    THANK YOU!

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  • Hi,
    when I try mvn clean install tomcat7:run i get an error on the clean phase: it cant delete target directory

    do you know why???

    here is my pom.xml

    4.0.0
    com.design.prueba
    PruebaDesign
    war
    0.0.1-SNAPSHOT
    PruebaDesign Maven Webapp
    http://maven.apache.org

    people.apache.snapshots
    http://repository.apache.org/content/groups/snapshots-group/

    false

    true

    apache.snapshots
    Apache Snapshots
    http://repository.apache.org/content/groups/snapshots-group/

    false

    true

    junit
    junit
    3.8.1
    test

    org.apache.struts
    struts2-core
    2.3.4.1

    PruebaDesign

    org.apache.tomcat.maven
    tomcat7-maven-plugin
    2.0-SNAPSHOT

    maven-compiler-plugin
    2.3.2

    1.6
    1.6

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  • pffff this has unformatted my message, well I let you message error:

    Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-clean-plugin:2.4.1:clean (default-clean) on project PruebaDesign: Failed to clean project: Failed to delete C:\Users\peter\workspaces\ChercherEcoleWS\PruebaDesign\target\tomcat\logs\access_log.2012-12-24

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  • @piterT: You have to shutdown Tomcat if you want to clean target. It seems that you have some process which is blocking log file. This is typical issue with Windows OS.

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