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From Jörg Schaible <>
Subject Re: [codec] NoSuchMethodError
Date Tue, 15 Jun 2010 20:58:29 GMT
Julius Davies wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 3:59 AM, Ralph Goers <>
> wrote:
>> We have an application trying to use a method from commons codec 1.4 and
>> are getting a NoSuchMethodError. We are using JBoss and have located 5
>> copies in the classpath that appear to be pre-1.4. In searching for other
>> hits on the problem I noticed a commit in drools where they inlined the
>> code from codec into their project, presumably to avoid this problem.  Is
>> there any way around this?
> Ugh.  Which version of JBoss?  And what are you deploying in JBoss?
> An EAR or a WAR or something else?
> There is one technique that always works, but it's a pain.  You can
> move your version of codec into a different namespace by editing all
> the source files.  For example, instead of:
> package org.apache.commons.codec.binary;
> Rename them to:
> package;
> But this approach makes it hard to upgrade the codec.jar in the future
> since you have to rename everything again!

This is what the shade plugin will do automatically for you.

- Jörg

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