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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Third party jars inside ear files
Date Sat, 09 Dec 2006 00:00:06 GMT
The only think I know of that you can do is to include a dummy ejb  
jar file with no ejbs in it and put your libs in it's manifest  
classpath.  It will need a skeleton ejb-jar.xml descriptor so it can  
get deployed correctly.

You are correct that the dependency elements only refer jars outside  
the ear in the geronimo repository.  The other thing you could do is  
to put the jars in the geronimo repo and use dependency elements.   
This is fairly easy if you use maven... .but still not as easy as it  
should be.

hope this helps
david jencks

On Dec 8, 2006, at 12:10 PM, Spotts, Joel ((ISS Atlanta)) wrote:

> I have a number of third party jars I want to include inside an  
> ear. I would like all my web applications to have access those  
> jars. I realize that I can list those jars inside the manifest  
> files of the wars (using the Class path directive), but that would  
> mean that each war would load those jars in different class  
> loaders. Is there a way I can designate that those jars I include  
> in the ear should be available to the wars loaded by the class  
> loader of the ear (such that the same class loader would load the  
> jars for all wars inside that ear)? I have not found a way to  
> configure that in the geronimo-application.xml. The closest  
> directive I found is the dependency directive, but it seems like  
> you can only load jars external to the ear (placed in the  
> repository as separate compenents), but not for jars included in  
> the ears?
> Thanks,
> Yoel Spotts

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