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From Aaron Mulder <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-518) Deploying Struts app fails on Logging ClassCastException
Date Sat, 01 Oct 2005 16:35:16 GMT
Jeff, I think I'm OK with your conclusion, but I am not at all in sync
with your logic.

On 10/1/05, Jeff Genender <> wrote:
> I don't agree with you about not removing the hard coded part.  What if
> I write my own patches to commons-logging to fix some of these issues
> and do my own specialized logging.

OK, so lets follow this scenario.  You create a custom
commons-logging.  In order to get your app to use it, you have 2

1) Replace the commons-logging that Geronimo uses (just copy over the
file in the repository or whatever).

Result: Whatever we do with exclusion lists is irrelevant in this
case, since there's only 1 version of commons-logging -- your patched
one.  Your patched one is used.

2) You add your patched version to WEB-INF/lib so your web app will
use it, but Geronimo won't.  If we have an exclusion list, you remove
commons-logging from it.  You set the web app class loading flag to
load from the WEB-INF/lib before the parent.

Result: You get a ClassCastException because your version in
WEB-INF/lib has to touch our global logging instances which implement
our commons logging interfaces, not yours.

Do you disagree?


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