Bug 45879 - Windows installer fails to install NOTICE and RELEASE-NOTES
Summary: Windows installer fails to install NOTICE and RELEASE-NOTES
Alias: None
Product: Tomcat 6
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Native:Packaging (show other bugs)
Version: 6.0.18
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: default
Assignee: Tomcat Developers Mailing List
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-09-24 08:29 UTC by Sebb
Modified: 2017-05-30 15:24 UTC (History)
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Description Sebb 2008-09-24 08:29:15 UTC
The Windows service installer fails to install the NOTICE and RELEASE-NOTES files in the target directory.
Comment 1 Mark Thomas 2008-09-24 09:08:52 UTC
Release notes are included in the ROOT webapp and the docs webapp.

The NOTICE file is only in the docs. It should probably be moved to the install dir to sit alongside the LICENSE file
Comment 2 Sebb 2008-09-24 09:15:48 UTC
It would be useful to have RELEASE-NOTES in the top-level directory as well.
This what is done in the binary archive.

The webapp RELEASE-NOTES.txt files are not as easy to find when trying to establish what release a directory structure contains.

Comment 3 Mark Thomas 2008-09-24 09:33:45 UTC
The NOTICE file has been moved in trunk and the fix proposed for 6.0.x
Comment 4 Mark Thomas 2008-09-24 11:19:06 UTC
Test of e-mail address change - please ignore.
Comment 5 Mark Thomas 2008-09-25 04:24:02 UTC
The fix has been applied to 6.0.x and will be in 6.0.19 onwards.
Comment 6 Sebb 2008-09-25 04:59:02 UTC
What about the RELEASE-NOTES file (not RELEASE-NOTES.txt)?

This should be in the same directory as NOTICE and LICENSE - as is done in the binary zip file.
Comment 7 Mark Thomas 2008-09-25 05:05:15 UTC
The release notes are displayed as part of the install. They don't have to be in the install dir.
Comment 8 Sebb 2008-09-25 05:25:08 UTC
Nevertheless, please could the RELEASE-NOTES be included in the top level directory?

It makes it much easier to determine which version of Tomcat is installed in a particular directory.

This is not available from the default installation directory name - e.g. Tomcat 6.0 - which does not include the full version number.
Comment 9 Mark Thomas 2017-05-30 15:24:53 UTC
RELEASE-NOTES added to root of installation.

Fixed in:
- trunk for 9.0.0.M22 onwards
- 8.5.x for 8.5.16 onwards
- 8.0.x for 8.0.45 onwards
- 7.0.x for 7.0.78 onwards