Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 647253
Update RHEL Tomcat 5 builds to 5.5.33
Last modified: 2015-11-01 19:16:05 EST
Description of problem:
Tomcat bugfixes and security patches are currently based on tomcat5.5.30 (5.5.31 is the current stable community version). Applying patches meant for 5.5.30+ to 5.5.23 has increased in difficulty and introduces more risk of unwanted side-effects. The difficulty and risk continues to increase without a rebase. The additional bugfixes over 7 minor revs, and reduced risk of patching warrant an update to 5.5.30 is worth the effort.
Note: This update is not proposed for 5.5.z build unless our z-stream customers are specifically asking for it. But, the difficulty in patching the z-stream tomcat5 code base will continue to increase.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This request was erroneously denied for the current release of
Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The error has been fixed and this
request has been re-proposed for the current release.
Updated the tc version to 5.5.33. Tomcat 5.5.23 is unsupportable because all security patches in the future will be based on 5.5.33. which is the current stable community release. The tc 5.5.23 is unsupported by the community.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion
in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. Product Management has
requested further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for
potential inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release for currently
deployed products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in