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+GeoServer is a Java-base server that allows users to publish and edit
+geospatial data using open standards.
+GeoServer is the reference implementation of the Open Geospatial Consortium's
+Web Feature Service (WFS) and Web Coverage Service (WCS) standards, as well as
+a high-performance Web Map Service (WMS). Additional functionality is available
+through the use of plugins.
+This SlackBuild will install GeoServer as a web application for a Tomcat
+servlet container. The SlackBuild will not overwrite any geoserver.war file
+that has been deployed using /var/lib/tomcat/webapps, but by default they will
+both be using the same /geoserver web path. This path can be changed from its
+default by editing /etc/tomcat/Catalina/localhost/geoserver.xml.
+The SlackBuild will create a data directory for GeoServer at /var/lib/geoserver
+but will not add any content, meaning that uninstalls, reinstalls, and upgrades
+will not affect existing data directories. Nevertheless, the data directory
+should still always be backed up prior to an upgrade. An empty data directory
+will be populated by a minimal set of configuration files when GeoServer is
+started for the first time.