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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: Fixing java.endorsed.dirs
Date Thu, 28 Sep 2006 18:07:17 GMT
Are you absolutely sure?  How did you verify this?

I am skeptical since we use this switch the xml parser to xerces and  
this is required to pass the tck.


On Sep 28, 2006, at 3:18 AM, Rick McGuire wrote:

> As I discovered yesterday, the Geronimo use of java.endorsed.dirs  
> is completely broken.  There's code in  
> org.apache.geronimo.system.main.Daemon that appends information  
> from the Geronimo manifest file to the system properties  
> java.endorsed.dirs and java.ext.dirs, with the expectation that  
> those directories will get used for class resolution.  Well,  
> unfortunately, those two properties are only used by the JVM during  
> JVM initialization to set up the initial class loading structure.   
> Once the code in Daemon is reached, it's too late.
> It's fairly simple to modify geronimo.bat and to set  
> these properties to hard coded values.  For example, this seems an  
> appropriate value for java.endorsed.dirs
>    -Djava.endorsed.dirs="$JRE_HOME/lib/endorsed:$GERONIMO_BASE%/lib/ 
> endorsed" \
> using the jre's endorsed directory and adding on the Geronimo  
> endorsed directory.  A similar thing can be done for java.ext.dirs,  
> although the Geronimo assemblies don't even create the directory  
> reference in the manifest.  These are just hard-coded values.  It's  
> fairly difficult to process the manifest file from a batch file,  
> but since these directories are hard coded into the build, I  
> suspect it's ok to hard code them into the launcher scripts.
> I should be possible to accomplish what Daemon is doing by forking  
> a new process to run the actual server, but I'm not sure that's  
> really a good idea.
> So, that's the basics.  Right now, I'm working on fixing up the  
> scripts and removing the non-function property setting from  
> Daemon.  Does this seem like the correct approach?
> Rick

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