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From Dennis Lundberg <>
Subject Re: using commons-logging in webapp w/ log4j, can't find my properties
Date Sat, 14 Oct 2006 18:40:44 GMT
I'd suggest that you take a look at the troubleshooting guide for 
commons-logging, especially the section on how to turn on "Diagnostic 

That will show you what commons-logging is up to and where it finds its 

Dennis Lundberg

Jason Novotny wrote:
>    Thanks-- I'm using Tomcat 5.5.17... I guess one question is how do I 
> log the logger? There must be some way to see where it is looking for 
> the appropriate properties file. I imagine that commons-logging classes 
> can see the log4j classes in the same classpath and then start looking 
> for the properties file in a few places...
>    Thanks, Jason
> Dennis Lundberg wrote:
>> Jason Novotny wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>    I have a webapp and I have deployed common-logging-1.1 jar and 
>>> log4j-1.2.11 in my WEB-INF/lib directory of my webapp. I have also 
>>> place a file in my WEB-INF/classes directory. 
>>> However, when the webapp runs, I see only INFO level is being logged. 
>>> It all worked fine when I placed some line of the form
>>> PropertyConfigurator.configure(url);
>>> which forces a log4j to use the supplied config file, however I 
>>> didn't think this was necessary--
>>> Any help is greatly appreciated!
>>>    Thanks, Jason
>> Hi Jason
>> We have been using a setup just like yours on Tomcat for a long time. 
>> Recently we switched from to log4j.xml and just place 
>> the xml file in WEB-INF/classes as well.
>> What container are you running your application on?

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