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From Jason Novotny <>
Subject Re: using commons-logging in webapp w/ log4j, can't find my properties
Date Sat, 14 Oct 2006 19:49:50 GMT

    I think I see my problem--

My webapp first invokes a set of classes that are located in the 
shared/lib classpath of Tomcat. Those classes also use commons-logging, 
however there is no commons-logging jar in shared/lib alongside them, My 
hunch is they make use of the commons-logging.jar located in Tomcat/bin 
directory that ships with tomcat. Then it would seem that when execution 
returns to my webapp, Tomcat classloading magic will just continue to 
use the default logging properties and not my file.

    I can manually make it all work just by doing


at the top of my servlet, so I guess this appears to the best solution 
for now.


Dennis Lundberg wrote:
> I'd suggest that you take a look at the troubleshooting guide for 
> commons-logging, especially the section on how to turn on "Diagnostic 
> logging":

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

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