tomcat6 (6.0.24) "Duplicate local variable" error

Bug #563642 reported by Märt Suga on 2010-04-15
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Apache Tomcat6 Package for Ubuntu
Fix Released
tomcat6 (Ubuntu)
Thierry Carrez

Bug Description

Binary package hint: tomcat6

version: tomcat 6.0.24

Since it is already reported in bugzilla I am not going to copy-paste it all here.
Full description of the bug can be found here:

Since 6.0.24 is the default version in lucid and the bug is fixed in newer versions the solution could be to upgrade the lucid package.

== SRU Report ==
Regression for applications using Struts 1.2 or bean:define, they can't work after upgrading to Lucid.

Development branch fix:
6.0.26 upstream has this fix, and a sync request to 6.0.26-1 was filed.

Minimal patch:

$ sudo apt-get install tomcat6
$ cd /tmp && tar zxvf testcase.tar.gz
$ sudo mv /tmp/struts-blank /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps
Access http://localhost:8080/struts-blank/pages/Welcome.jsp
Affected version returns: HTTP status 500 Unable to compile class for JSP / Duplicate local variable
Fixed version returns: a "Welcome" page.

Regression potential:
Given the nature of the patch it is regression-prone, however that patch was applied upstream, released in 6.0.25+ and did not trigger known regressions.

Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :
Changed in tomcat6 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Märt Suga (mart-suga) wrote :

Tried it. Seems to work perfectly in my case.

Thierry Carrez (ttx) wrote :

Only affects Struts / bean:define users so lowering to Medium, nominating to Lucid regardless, as I plan to fix this.

Changed in tomcat6 (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Medium
Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2010-04-21
Changed in tomcat6 (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: nobody → Thierry Carrez (ttx)
Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2010-04-23
Changed in tomcat6 (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: Thierry Carrez (ttx) → nobody
milestone: none → lucid-updates
Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2010-05-21
Changed in tomcat6 (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: nobody → Thierry Carrez (ttx)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Thierry Carrez (ttx) wrote :
description: updated
Märt Suga (mart-suga) wrote :

I can confirm that the patch fixed the testcase for me.

Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2010-05-21
Changed in tomcat6 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in tomcat6 (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed

Accepted tomcat6 into lucid-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Märt Suga (mart-suga) wrote :

Works for me correctly.

Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2010-06-04
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package tomcat6 - 6.0.24-2ubuntu1.1

tomcat6 (6.0.24-2ubuntu1.1) lucid-proposed; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/fix-jsp-regression.patch: Fix regression in JSP compilation
    that resulted in "Duplicate local variable" errors when using Struts 1.2
    or bean:define (LP: #563642)
  * debian/tomcat6.{postinst,prerm}: Respect TOMCAT6_USER and TOMCAT6_GROUP
    as defined in /etc/default/tomcat6 when setting directory permissions and
    authbind configuration (LP: #557300)
  * debian/tomcat6.postinst: Use group "tomcat6" instead of "adm" for
    permissions in /var/lib/tomcat6, so that group "adm" doesn't get write
    permissions over /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps (LP: #569118)
 -- Thierry Carrez <email address hidden> Fri, 21 May 2010 10:11:35 +0200

Changed in tomcat6 (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in tomcat6:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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