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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: startup scripts for Geronimo - will users want to prepend their own classpath?
Date Mon, 11 Jul 2005 15:38:38 GMT
Geronimo only reads compiled configurations so if you want to change  
it you need to rebuild the configuration.


On Jul 11, 2005, at 8:08 AM, Jeff Genender wrote:

> Cool.  Do I need to build an assembly though? (Sorry for the repost)
> Dain Sundstrom wrote:
>> Jars are loaded in the order they appear in the xml file.
>> -dain
>> On Jul 11, 2005, at 8:02 AM, Jeff Genender wrote:
>>> Can I set the order of which jars will get loaded first?
>>> Aaron Mulder wrote:
>>>>     Most often it seems the CLASSPATH is used to add JDBC  
>>>> drivers  or common 3rd party libraries.  We have special  
>>>> facilities for  that in Geronimo, so I don't see that being able  
>>>> to set the  CLASSPATH is all that valuable.
>>>> Aaron
>>>> On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 wrote:
>>>>> I am working on the startup scripts for Geronimo and was   
>>>>> wondering whether people can see a requirement now or in the   
>>>>> future where users would want to be able to specify their own   
>>>>> classpath when executing the startup script (e.g. in the   
>>>>> CLASSPATH env var) and have that appended to the server's   
>>>>> classpath (currently the server's classpath is set in the  
>>>>> Class- Path manifest attribute of the geronimo/bin/server.jar  
>>>>> file)?
>>>>> --> Note that we cannot use the -cp and -jar options at the  
>>>>> same  time due to Bug parade bug 
>>>>> bugdatabase/
>>>>> If this is a requirement, here is a proposal (untested) on how  
>>>>> we  could implement it:
>>>>> The startup script when issuing the java command would:
>>>>> * not use the -jar option.  It would construct the full   
>>>>> classpath, including the classpath the user specified followed  
>>>>> by  the server's classpath and specify it on the -cp option.
>>>>> * obtain the server's part of the classpath by executing  
>>>>> a .bat  or .sh file that was written by the assembly, since the  
>>>>> assembly  knows this as it sets the classpath in the JAR manifest.
>>>>> * specify the main class on the java command   
>>>>> ( org.apache.geronimo.system.main.Daemon )
>>>>> * specify the endorsed dir ( lib/endorsed )
>>>>> (FYI.. Tomcat startup scripts do not use the -jar option and   
>>>>> allow users to set the classpath).
>>>>> Anyone have any opinions or ideas?
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> John
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