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From Paul McMahan <>
Subject Re: Problems with Geronimo Logging...
Date Fri, 14 Sep 2007 18:20:13 GMT
On Sep 14, 2007, at 2:11 PM, Kevan Miller wrote:

> I'm not entirely certain how an external CLASSPATH and MANIFEST.MF  
> might interact. I do seem to recall that if you use 'java -jar  
> server.jar', the jre ignores your external CLASSPATH setting and  
> only observes the MANIFEST.MF setting... I hoped that invoking java  
> as 'java <main-class-name>' would avoid this issue, but could  
> easily be mistaken...

That's right, the class path setting in the manifest trumps the  
external setting.  I just encountered this today when I needed to add  
some jars to the classpath for  I ended up having to add  
them to deployer.jar!META-INF/MANIFEST.MF.

There was already an entry in the manifest for ext-dir that I tried  
to use instead of altering the manifest:
Extension-Dirs: lib/ext

But placing jars into $G/lib/ext didn't seem to have any effect.    
Maybe that manifest entry should instead be:
Extension-Dirs: ../lib/ext
like the other paths to lib that are listed in the manifest?

Best wishes,

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