On Jan 4, 2007, at 12:52 AM, Kamalanathan Raman wrote:

I got my EAR deployed successfully , but it is not able to start the application , when trying to do so it is throwing this particular exception .I have attached the stack trace . Can any one help me out to solve this issue.


11:19:37,379 WARN  [TomcatWebAppContext] TomcatWebAppContext failed

11:19:37,379 ERROR [GBeanInstanceState] Error while starting; GBean is now in the FAILED state: abstractName="default/wlbxapp.ear/1167889759332/ear?J2EEApplication=default/wlbxapp.ear/1167889759332/ear,j2eeType=WebModule,name=wlbxweb.war"


      at java.util.zip.ZipInputStream.getUTF8String(Unknown Source)

      at java.util.zip.ZipInputStream.readLOC(Unknown Source)

      at java.util.zip.ZipInputStream.getNextEntry(Unknown Source)

      at java.util.jar.JarInputStream.getNextEntry(Unknown Source)

      at java.util.jar.JarInputStream.getNextJarEntry(Unknown Source)

      at java.util.jar.JarInputStream.<init>(Unknown Source)

      at java.util.jar.JarInputStream.<init>(Unknown Source)

      at org.apache.catalina.util.ExtensionValidator.getManifest(ExtensionValidator.java:372)

      at org.apache.catalina.util.ExtensionValidator.validateApplication(ExtensionValidator.java:183)

Looks like you have a corrupted jar file in a WEB-INF/lib. Tomcat is attempting to validate the manifest and there's an invalid UTF8 character, somewhere...

I'd start with running jar tvf on all your jar files...