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From bongosdude <>
Subject Re: Maven build failed with missing WEB-INF/geronimo-web.xml
Date Sat, 10 Jan 2009 17:35:48 GMT


I found the an interesting thing about the problem that I reported in this
post thread. Basically, I set up my project as maven and then convert the
build EAR into eclipse projects so that I can debug my ejb and war app using
GEP (please also see my other post from to see
how this can be done.) I have followed the practice to bundle my WAR project
so that it refers all lib dependencies to its EAR lib directory. This
practice is well documented as skinny war (please see
The interesting here is that maven is quite smart to handle transitive
dependency and as a result, mave generates my war META-INF/METAFEST.MF to
refer to some missing jar files in EAR lib directory. Once I manually added
these jars file to my ear pom.xml file, I fixed the mysterious "JAVAEE 5
Section 8.2" problem.

Thanks for all excellent supports from this forum who has made geronimo well
JEE app and product.


bongosdude wrote:
> After I fixed the manifest classpath problem, maven successfully build my
> project. But I still have questions about geronimo-web.xml.
> Thanks
> -B
> Embedded error: Manifest class path entries must be a valid jar file
> (JAVAEE 5 Section 8.2): path= lib/callingcard-ejb-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar,
> resolved to targetURI= lib/callingcard-ejb-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar
> bongosdude wrote:
>> Background 
>> I encountered this problem that I do not quite understand. I set up my
>> demo after I looked at the car-maven-plugin, m2eclipse and the geronimo
>> sample calculator. I have manually created my demo project by using maven
>> achetype-create with groupId=org.apache.geronimo.samples and
>> archytypeId=geronimo-samples-archetypes. And then I tweaked POM files
>> generated by looking at calculator POM files. I had to go through this
>> manual process because my web application is Tapestry5. And I have to add
>> dependencies to POM files. Maven build sub projects successfully except
>> when it tried to build jetty and tomcat CAR plugin. Here are the error
>> messages that I got:
>> [WARN]  Web application callingcard-war-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.war does not
>> contain a WEB-INF/geronimo-web.xml deployment plan.  This may or may not
>> be a problem, depending on whether you have things like resource
>> references that need to be resolved.  You can also give the deployer a
>> separate deployment plan file on the command line.
>> [INFO]  The Strict Manifest Classpath processing mode is in effect.
>> This option can be altered by specifying
>> -DXorg.apache.geronimo.deployment.LenientMFCP=true|false
>> Specify ="true" for more lenient processing such as ignoring missing jars
>> and references that are not spec compliant.
>> 12:50:39,649 INFO  [config] Configuring
>> Service(id=DefaultStatelessContainer, type=Container, provider-id=Default
>> Stateless Container)
>> 12:50:39,653 INFO  [config] Configuring
>> Service(id=DefaultStatefulContainer, type=Container, provider-id=Default
>> Stateful Container)
>> 12:50:39,654 INFO  [config] Configuring
>> Service(id=DefaultSingletonContainer, type=Container, provider-id=Default
>> Singleton Container)
>> 12:50:39,655 INFO  [config] Configuring Service(id=DefaultBMPContainer,
>> type=Container, provider-id=Default BMP Container)
>> 12:50:39,655 INFO  [config] Configuring Service(id=DefaultCMPContainer,
>> type=Container, provider-id=Default CMP Container)
>> 12:50:39,663 INFO  [config] Configuring enterprise application:
>> com.myvoip.ipservices/callingcard-jetty/0.0.1-SNAPSHOT/car
>> 12:50:40,359 INFO  [OpenEJB] Auto-deploying ejb PayPalNVPProcessor:
>> EjbDeployment(deployment-id=callingcard-ejb-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar/PayPalNVPProcessor)
>> 12:50:40,360 INFO  [OpenEJB] Auto-deploying ejb NutalkNewOrderBean:
>> EjbDeployment(deployment-id=callingcard-ejb-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar/NutalkNewOrderBean)
>> 12:50:40,360 INFO  [OpenEJB] Auto-deploying ejb SampleBean:
>> EjbDeployment(deployment-id=callingcard-ejb-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar/SampleBean)
>> 12:50:40,412 INFO  [config] Enterprise application
>> "com.myvoip.ipservices/callingcard-jetty/0.0.1-SNAPSHOT/car" loaded.
>> [INFO]
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> [INFO]
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> [INFO] could not package plugin
>> Embedded error: Manifest class path entries must be a valid jar file
>> (JAVAEE 5 Section 8.2): path= lib/callingcard-ejb-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar,
>> resolved to targetURI= lib/callingcard-ejb-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar
>>     looking at: callingcard-war-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.war    current classpath:
>> [WEB-INF/classes/, ../lib/callingcard-common-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar,
>> ../lib/paypal-stubs-4.3.1.jar, ../lib/paypal-base-4.3.1.jar,
>> ../lib/commons-lang-2.4.jar, ../lib/spring-2.5.6.jar,
>> ../lib/commons-logging-1.0.4.jar,
>> ../lib/callingcard-ejb-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar]    ignoring modules:
>> [callingcard-ejb-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar, callingcard-war-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.war]
>> No such file or directory
>> [INFO]
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> [INFO] For more information, run Maven with the -e switch
>> [INFO]
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> [INFO] Total time: 47 seconds
>> [INFO] Finished at: Fri Jan 09 12:50:42 EST 2009
>> [INFO] Final Memory: 64M/125M
>> [INFO]
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> die
>> Questions:
>> 1. It seems that I got my first error is that I did not create
>> WEB-INF/geronimo-web.xml. I can define the option
>> -DXorg.apache.geronimo.deployment.LenientMFCP=true to make the build
>> successful. However, I looked at the calculator, it does not have the
>> WEB-INF/geronimo-web.xml but maven does not fail when it builds
>> jetty/tomcat car plugin. So why do I have this error? What do I miss in
>> my pom files?
>> 2. Can somesome explain what
>> DXorg.apache.geronimo.deployment.LenientMFCP=true|false does?
>> Thank for any helps
>> -B

B Amigo:super:
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