.war files packaged as RPM for JBOSS/Tomcat - best practices?

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http://www.unix.com – Hi, I'm planing to package WAR files as RPMs. Current deployment process just doesn't work for us and my idea of fixing it would be to create a new Custom Channel in RHN Satellite and publish my WAR files through that Channel. Currently (as we are trying to win some time) I'm managing some config files through Satellite so configs are not a big problem. We don't keep them in WAR for many reasons but that's different story. Anyway, has anyone packaged WAR as RPMs? Do you do hot deployment or do you force JBOSS/Tomcat to restart? Is that After RPM installation or as a part of it? What's your S (HowTos)