- Why do I have to specify a war goal when running tomcat:exploded or tomcat:inplace ?
Because there's currently no way for a goal to depend upon
another plugin's goal. See
for more information.
- Why do I have to specify a war goal when running tomcat:redeploy ?
- Because the different methods of deployment have different prerequisites - it would be tiresome to always package the WAR if you were just deploying an exploded WAR.