try the following code:

<gbean class="org.apache.geronimo.system.logging.log4j.ApplicationLog4jConfigurationGBean" name="DirectoryLog4jConfiguration">
      <attribute name="log4jFile">META-INF/log4j.properties</attribute>
    <reference name="ServerInfo"><name>ServerInfo</name></reference>
</gbean>

anything else, let us know.

Jeff C

On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 4:38 PM, johnxmas <johnxmas@free.fr> wrote:
After adding
 
    <gbean name="DirectoryLog4jConfiguration" class="org.apache.geronimo.system.logging.log4j.ApplicationLog4jConfigurationGBean">
       <attribute name="log4jResource">META-INF/log4j.properties</attribute>
    </gbean>
 
to my geronimo-ra.xml,  I get the following exception
16:25:37,156 ERROR [GBeanInstanceState] Error while starting; GBean is now in the FAILED state: abstractName="com.scort.demos/vscics/1.0/ear?J2EEApplication=com.scort.demos/vscics/1.0/ear,j2eeType=SystemLog,name=DirectoryLog4jConfiguration"
java.lang.NullPointerException
 at org.apache.geronimo.system.logging.log4j.ApplicationLog4jConfigurationGBean.<init>(ApplicationLog4jConfigurationGBean.java:52)
 at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
 at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.java:39)
 at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.java:27)
 at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Constructor.java:494)
 at org.apache.geronimo.gbean.runtime.GBeanInstance.createInstance(GBeanInstance.java:948)
 at org.apache.geronimo.gbean.runtime.GBeanInstanceState.attemptFullStart(GBeanInstanceState.java:268)
 at org.apache.geronimo.gbean.runtime.GBeanInstanceState.start(GBeanInstanceState.java:102)
 at org.apache.geronimo.gbean.runtime.GBeanInstanceState.startRecursive(GBeanInstanceState.java:124)
 at org.apache.geronimo.gbean.runtime.GBeanInstance.startRecursive(GBeanInstance.java:555)
 at org.apache.geronimo.kernel.basic.BasicKernel.startRecursiveGBean(BasicKernel.java:379)
 at org.apache.geronimo.kernel.config.ConfigurationUtil.startConfigurationGBeans(ConfigurationUtil.java:456)
 at org.apache.geronimo.kernel.config.KernelConfigurationManager.start(KernelConfigurationManager.java:188)
 at org.apache.geronimo.kernel.config.SimpleConfigurationManager.startConfiguration(SimpleConfigurationManager.java:562)
 at org.apache.geronimo.kernel.config.SimpleConfigurationManager.startConfiguration(SimpleConfigurationManager.java:543)
 at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
 at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
 at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
 at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
 at org.apache.geronimo.gbean.runtime.ReflectionMethodInvoker.invoke(ReflectionMethodInvoker.java:34)
 at org.apache.geronimo.gbean.runtime.GBeanOperation.invoke(GBeanOperation.java:124)
 at org.apache.geronimo.gbean.runtime.GBeanInstance.invoke(GBeanInstance.java:832)
 at org.apache.geronimo.gbean.runtime.RawInvoker.invoke(RawInvoker.java:57)
 at org.apache.geronimo.kernel.basic.RawOperationInvoker.invoke(RawOperationInvoker.java:35)
 at org.apache.geronimo.kernel.basic.ProxyMethodInterceptor.intercept(ProxyMethodInterceptor.java:96)
 at org.apache.geronimo.kernel.config.EditableConfigurationManager$$EnhancerByCGLIB$$df9048d.startConfiguration(<generated>)
 at org.apache.geronimo.deployment.plugin.local.StartCommand.run(StartCommand.java:67)
 at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595)