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From Julian Klappenbach <>
Subject Re: Issue with packaged libraries in EAR
Date Wed, 02 May 2012 19:43:29 GMT
Actually, just verified in code that libraries included in the ear are
not automatically scanned for persistence annotations...

On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Julian Klappenbach
<> wrote:
> I'm having a hard time deploying an ear.  It contains two ejb modules,
> and a library folder containing a jar file with annotated
> entities. These entities need to be shared over several persistence
> modules in several different ears, and for my reasons, it doesn't make
> a lot of sense to package them up into an ejb that is shared on it's
> own.  Basically, the entities don't change, but the business logic
> governing them does, depending on the context.
> ts-3.0
> ts-3.0/common-ejb-3.0.jar
> ts-3.0/lib
> ts-3.0/lib/common-jar-3.0.jar
> ts-3.0/lib/jgroups-2.9.0.GA.jar
> ts-3.0/META-INF
> ts-3.0/META-INF/application.xml
> ts-3.0/ts-ejb-3.0.jar
> I was going to use <jar-file> but it appears that all ear library
> files are processed for annotations.  Perhaps only <class> tags are
> necessary.  However, the processing of the library throws an issue at
> AbstractCFMetaDataFactory (line 706 in 3.0b1).  The URL that is
> created for the library
> file can not be found.
> I have something like:
> jar:bundleentry://475.fwk2002021820/../lib/common-jar.jar!/
> Where in my file system, I have:
> ./var/cache/org.eclipse.osgi/bundles/475/1/.cp/common-ejb-3.0.jar
> ./var/cache/org.eclipse.osgi/bundles/475/1/.cp/lib/common-jar-3.0.jar
> ./var/cache/org.eclipse.osgi/bundles/475/1/.cp/lib/jgroups-2.9.0.GA.jar
> ./var/cache/org.eclipse.osgi/bundles/475/1/.cp/ts-ejb-3.0.jar
> I know the ".." was from a previous bug fix, where paths are computed
> from the root of the EJB, and not the EAR, making the reference.
> However, it seems as though that convention does not translate to how
> jars are processed and exploded under the bundle on the filesystem.
> If I need additional meta-data, or if there's additional documentation
> (an example build demonstrating the ability), I'm all ears.
> Otherwise, I'll deal with this from a dev perspective.
> -jjk

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