I did a fresh eXist install (2.0-tech-preview) on a Mac and noticed a bug. I had seen it before but couldn’t pinpoint it, but now I can:
(This bug was probably in 1.4 also, I noticed these directories appearing while using this version also)
Some parts of the eXist software are looking for the log files in /webapp/WEB-INF/logs which should be $EXIST_HOME/webapp/WEB-INF/logs
You can notice this bug if you run an Ant script that accesses eXist through the Ant extensions. The script will complain about the logfiles not found in /webapp/WEB-INF/logs. (check your disk if this directory is there before trying)
Sometimes these directories are added automatically (might be a matter of file system rights), I’m not sure hen and when not. For instance on my XP PC, the /webapp/… directories appeared by magic.
Maybe its just a configuration something somewhere?