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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: GEP 2.1.3: error message when deploying an EAR without deployment descriptor
Date Mon, 09 Feb 2009 04:32:01 GMT

On Feb 8, 2009, at 12:01 PM, St├ęphane Rondinaud wrote:

> Hello all,
> After having created a simple EAR (EJB+Web) project, I had some  
> trouble deploying on the local server.
> The error message was "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=/tmp/geronimo-deployer24875.tmpdir/ 
> The problem was that I had not generated the deployment descriptor  
> stub for both the EAR project (giving the aforementioned message)  
> and the EJB project (giving an error saying that the project.jar was  
> not an EJB).
> Hope this might help someone,

Hi Stephane,
Thanks. Glad you got things working.

IIUC, your problem was caused because Eclipse did not automatically  
generate a deployment descriptor. I'm wondering why a deployment  
descriptor isn't created automatically by WTP/GEP. Anybody that's more  
familiar with GEP know the answer?

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