Oh! no no, don't use "Plan Creator" for deploying your war. Use normal "Deploy New" portlet.
(You don't even have to edit your WAR and put new "geronimo-web.xml" inside it. Just specify it as 'Plan' in "Deploy New" portlet and it will override the old "geronimo-web.xml" inside your WAR).
There are two problems, both in Plan Creator feature:
Due to these bugs/limitations, I am sorry to say that you will again have to
create geronimo-web.xml by hand. I found one "geronimo-web.xml" inside
liferay-portal-4.4.1.war itself. I have removed non-existing dependencies
from it and attached it in this mail. Please see if it works. (I guess it
requires some pre-requisite db-pools to be deployed before the WAR can be
deployed). Hope it helps.
I have some feedback for you.
There still seems to be problem. Here is what I did:
 Uncompressed the liferay-portal-4.4.1.war file.
 Replaced the existing geronimo-web.xml file with the edited version you
 jar'd p the result for a new .war file
 Repeated process with Plan Creator using that new .war file
 Result: exactly the same error as in my opening post.
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