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From Jörg Schaible <>
Subject Re: settings log4j settings programmatically
Date Tue, 19 Sep 2006 20:10:59 GMT
Hi Jesse,

Jesse Vitrone wrote:

> The application I work on currently uses Log4j, we at startup, we do this:
> * read in xml file with log4j settings (similar to, but
> this xml has environment dependant settings). * use our framework to parse
> the XML and return a Properties object with the right settings for that
> environment. * call PropertyConfigurator.configure(props);
> I'm trying to use Axis 1.4, which uses Commons Logging and I'm trying turn
> on debugging for org.apache.axis.transport.http.HTTPSender.  I'm not
> seeing the Axis logging when I add
> org.apache.axis.transport.http.HTTPSender into our config file.
> I believe I'm having trouble because we are manually configuring Log4j,
> and Commons Logging isn't finding a file (since we don't
> use one).  Is there a way to programmatically configure Commons Logging so
> that when Axis uses Commons Logging which uses Log4j, it gets our config?
> Thanks in advance.

Just write a wrapper for your framework. Implement o.a.c.l.Log that
delegates to your loggers and configure this as the logger implementation
to use:

With LogFactory.releaseAll you might even "reinitialize" the JCL.

- Jörg

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