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From MShah <>
Subject Re: classes in a web application cannot be found
Date Tue, 16 Oct 2007 19:36:49 GMT

I have a System.out.println as the very first line in the constructor and
that never gets called.  When I invoke the jsp all I get is a NullPointer
Exception, there is no other exception on the geronimo console.  Any
feedback will be much appreciated.

Best regards,

Kevan Miller wrote:
> On Oct 16, 2007, at 1:37 PM, David Jencks wrote:
>> On Oct 16, 2007, at 10:28 AM, MShah wrote:
>>> The version of Geronimo is 2.0.1.  I am deploying it as a war file.
>>> The war file gets deployed to the following location:
>>> repository\default\p2k6App\1192229987483\p2k6App-1192229987483.war
>>> where in I have the META-INF, WEB-INF and jsp files.  In the WEB-INF
>>> directory I have to folders called classes and lib.  In the lib  
>>> directory I
>>> have all the jar files.  In the classes directory I have the class  
>>> files in
>>> the appropriate package structured folders.  At the level of the  
>>> classes
>>> directory I have the web.xml file as well.
>>> The stack trace is as follows:
>>> java.lang.NullPointerException
>>> which is right when I am instantiating the class like P2k6AppCtl a  
>>> = new
>>> P2k6AppCtl(request, response);
>> I don't quite understand how this code would produce a NPE rather  
>> than a ClassNotFoundException or NoClassDefFoundError.  Could you  
>> explain?
> Agreed. Would seem that the NPE must be within the constructor itself  
> or in methods invoked by the constructor.
> Manisha can you provide the stack trace of the NPE?
> --kevan

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