[SRU] tomcat8-instance-create fails to update control port

Bug #1827090 reported by Stefan E. Funk on 2019-04-30
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
tomcat8 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


 * During Bionic's OpenJDK 11 transition the tomcat8 package was updated to the newest version. As the update was done in bionic-security there were concerns with updating conffiles, which could cause the package to now be updated by unattended-upgrades. Thus any such changes were rolled back to keep conffiles the same. Unfortunately one script (debian/tomcat8-instance-create) was not properly rolled back. This causes the script to fail to update the server.xml configuration when creating a new instance, making it a bit useless.
 * Since only Bionic's tomcat8 had the conffiles rolled back, no other release has been affected - ie. Cosmic and later releases shipped with a tomcat8 that already included the conffile changes.

[Test Case]

1. Install tomcat8
 $ apt install tomcat8
2. Create a new instance
 $ tomcat8-instance-create -p 8888 -c 9999 instance-name
3. Verify that conf/server.xml has been updated with the right connector (-p argument) and control ports (-c argument)

In the non-patched tomcat8, in step #3, the control ports won't be changed and will still be set to the default setting (8080 and 8005).

[Regression Potential]

 * Since this effectively introduces a required rollback so the tomcat8-instance-create can work on the default server.xml conffile no regressions are expected.

[Other Info]

 * Affects only Bionic (see Impact for details).

[Original Description]
The parameter -c (controlport) is not used anymore. I tried

tomcat8-instance-create -c 9999 -p 8888 instance-name

In conf/server.xml the controlport still set to 8005 (default) value.

The reason is located in line 120 of tomcat8-instance-create.

There is:

sed -i -e "s/Connector port=\"8080\"/Connector port=\"${HPORT}\"/;s/Server port=\"-1\" shutdown=\"SHUTDOWN\"/Server port=\"${CPORT}\" shutdown=\"${CWORD}\"/" "${TARGET}/conf/server.xml"

...and there should be:

sed -i -e "s/Connector port=\"8080\"/Connector port=\"${HPORT}\"/;s/Server port=\"8005\" shutdown=\"SHUTDOWN\"/Server port=\"${CPORT}\" shutdown=\"${CWORD}\"/" "${TARGET}/conf/server.xml"

Thanks a lot and have a nice weekend!

description: updated
summary: - "-1" instead of "8005" in tomcat8-instance-create
+ [SRU] tomcat8-instance-create fails to update connector and control
+ ports
tags: added: bionic
description: updated
Changed in tomcat8 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed

Hello Stefan, or anyone else affected,

Accepted tomcat8 into bionic-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tomcat8/8.5.39-1ubuntu1~18.04.2 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-bionic to verification-done-bionic. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-bionic. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

Changed in tomcat8 (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-bionic
Changed in tomcat8 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid

I can confirm that this is fixed with the package tomcat8-user 8.5.39-1ubuntu1~18.04.2 installed from the bionic-proposed repository.
Thanks a lot

tags: added: verification-done-bionic
removed: verification-needed-bionic
summary: - [SRU] tomcat8-instance-create fails to update connector and control
- ports
+ [SRU] tomcat8-instance-create fails to update control port
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package tomcat8 - 8.5.39-1ubuntu1~18.04.2

tomcat8 (8.5.39-1ubuntu1~18.04.2) bionic; urgency=medium

  * debian/tomcat8-instance-create: update regex to account for the fact that
    the shutdown port is set to 8005 as default. LP: #1827090.

 -- Tiago Stürmer Daitx <email address hidden> Thu, 09 May 2019 13:50:49 +0000

Changed in tomcat8 (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for tomcat8 has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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