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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: Default Servlet mapping within ear deployer
Date Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:25:45 GMT

On Mar 28, 2011, at 8:06 AM, Thomas Neidhart wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am having some troubles with the deployment of an ear that contains a
> war with a servlet mapping like that:
>  <servlet-mapping>
>    <servlet-name>default</servlet-name>
>    <url-pattern>/images/*</url-pattern>
>  </servlet-mapping>
> The purpose is to let the default servlet serve everything in the images
> directory, as there is another servlet that serves the rest:
>  <servlet-mapping>
>    <servlet-name>app</servlet-name>
>    <url-pattern>/*</url-pattern>
>  </servlet-mapping>
> While this works pretty well when deploying the war stand-alone, it
> fails when deploying it as part of an ear (excerpt):
> org.apache.geronimo.common.DeploymentException: Web app xxx contains a
> servlet mapping that refers to servlet 'default' but no such servlet was
> found! at
> org.apache.geronimo.jetty7.deployment.JettyModuleBuilder.buildServletMappings(
> ...
> It looks like that in the case of an ear, the default servlet is
> unknown/unset. Am I missing some dependency to a gbean in the
> geronimo-web.xml or geronimo-application.xml? I already tried adding
> geronimo.configs.[jetty|jetty-deployer] without success.
> As I could not find anything related to that, my current workaround is
> to define the default servlet myself:
>  <servlet>
>    <servlet-name>static</servlet-name>
>    <servlet-class>org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.DefaultServlet</servlet-class>
>  </servlet>
> This only works when using jetty of course, and it would be nice to find
> a way to use the default servlet also within an ear.

I don't know our builder code well enough to have a simple answer for you... 

You must be using Geronimo 2.2.x, correct?

It would be interesting to know what happens on a Geronimo 2.2.x Tomcat server assembly. Also,
have you tried with Geronimo 2.1.x?

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