I don't think the ejb-link will work in this situation.  I think it worked in g 1.x and openejb 2.x but from some comments I think I remember from david blevins I think the ejb-links only work within an ear with g 2.x/openejb 3.x.

It's also likely that the dependency you include on the ear will result in the app client container attempting to start the ear inside the app client container, which is probably not what you want.  We used to have client-environment and server-environment elements so you could indicate where you wanted the dependency but I'm not sure what happened to them.

thanks
david jencks

On Apr 15, 2008, at 3:59 AM, Phani Madgula wrote:
Hi I am trying to deploy a JEE application client as follows.

application-client.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<application-client xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee"
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
    xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee
      http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/application-client_5.xsd"
    version="5">
   
      <ejb-ref>
         <ejb-ref-name>ejb/Converter</ejb-ref-name>
         <ejb-ref-type>Session</ejb-ref-type>
         <remote>examples.appclient.Converter</remote>
     </ejb-ref>

</application-client>

geronimo-application-client.xml


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<application-client xmlns="http://geronimo.apache.org/xml/ns/j2ee/application-client-2.0"
    xmlns:naming="http://geronimo.apache.org/xml/ns/naming-1.2"
    xmlns:sys="http://geronimo.apache.org/xml/ns/deployment-1.2">
 
      <sys:environment>
          <sys:moduleId>
              <sys:groupId>Converter</sys:groupId>
              <sys:artifactId>Converter-app-client</sys:artifactId>
              <sys:version>3.0</sys:version>
              <sys:type>jar</sys:type>
          </sys:moduleId>

          <sys:dependencies>
            <sys:dependency>
             <sys:groupId>Converter</sys:groupId>
             <sys:artifactId>ConverterEAR</sys:artifactId>
             <sys:version>5.0</sys:version>
             <sys:type>car</sys:type>
             </sys:dependency>
         </sys:dependencies>

    
     </sys:environment>

   
     <ejb-ref>
         <ejb-ref-name>ejb/Converter</ejb-ref-name>
         <ejb-ref-type>Session</ejb-ref-type>
        <remote>examples.appclient.Converter</remote>
        <ejb-link>ConverterBean</ejb-link>
     </ejb-ref>
 
</application-client>

The above application client declares a dependency on Converter/ConverterEAR/5.0/car where the ConverterBean is deployed. When I package the above files along with the client file and deploy on the Geronimo2.1 server, the server throws the following error.

Please note that I am deploying the JEE client separately from the main EAR file.

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C:\Geronimo-2.1\bin>deploy.bat --user system --password manager deploy C:\temp\ConverterEJBClient.jar
Using GERONIMO_BASE:   C:\Geronimo-2.1
Using GERONIMO_HOME:   C:\Geronimo-2.1
Using GERONIMO_TMPDIR: var\temp
Using JRE_HOME:        C:\May-31-2007\jre
    Error: Unable to distribute ConverterEJBClient.jar: Cannot deploy
    the requested application module because no deployer is able to
    handle it.  This can happen if you have omitted the J2EE deployment
    descriptor, disabled a deployer module, or if, for example, you are
    trying to deploy an EJB module on a minimal Geronimo server that
    does not have EJB support installed.
    (moduleFile=C:\Geronimo-2.1\var\temp\geronimo-deployer32414.tmpdir\ConverterEJBClient.jar)

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May I know what I am missing here??

Thanks
Phani B Madgula