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From "Vincent Massol" <vmas...@octo.com>
Subject RE: Packaging Cactus in a J2EE application (WAS RE: Cactus : Struts)
Date Sun, 16 Dec 2001 18:28:02 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David L. Wasler [mailto:dwasler@yahoo.com]
> Sent: 15 December 2001 20:55
> To: Cactus Users List
> Subject: Re: Packaging Cactus in a J2EE application (WAS RE: Cactus :
> Struts)
> 
> Hi Vincent:
> 
> I agree with on you " some what"  on your EAR
> component directory structure, can't provided a better
> one yet. My directory structure is very close to your,
> but maybe my approach will not work,

what is your structure ? I can tell you if it will work or not if you
show it to me.

> will have try it
> out. If we use an IDE like TogetherSoft , I think
> JBuilder  we should be able to write an XML file that
> Ant could use. 

Maybe but what's the use ? Cactus already provides these Ant scripts.

> In short define traget application
> server.

Cactus already provides support for a few application servers through
Ant scripts.

> 
> We could look at SOAP also.

Not sure what you mean here ? SOAP to do what ?

-Vincent

> 
> Cheers
> David L. Wasler
> dwasler@yahoo.com
> 
> --- Vincent Massol <vmassol@octo.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: David L. Wasler [mailto:dwasler@yahoo.com]
> > > Sent: 15 December 2001 18:30
> > > To: Cactus Users List
> > > Subject: RE: Cactus : Struts
> > >
> > > Hi:
> > >
> > > As a suggestion, you might want to build a EAR
> > > component which hold multiples WAR components, in
> > > WL6.1 you can set roles and rules for these
> > > components. Not sure if BEA has fixed all the bugs
> > in
> > > this feature.
> >
> > No it hasn't ... :)
> >
> > Here is a packaging that I propose for packaging
> > Cactus in an EAR :
> >
> > Mytest.ear
> >   |_ myejbjar.jar
> >     |_ META-INF
> >       |_ manifest.mf (ref. lib/cactus.jar,
> > lib/log4j.jar, lib/junit.jar)
> >     |_ classes
> >   |_ mywar.war
> >     |_ META-INF
> >       |_ manifest.mf (ref. lib/cactus.jar,
> > lib/log4j.jar, lib/junit.jar)
> >
> >     |_ WEB-INF
> >       |_ web.xml (inc. cactus mapping)
> >       |_ lib
> >         |_ struts.jar
> >       |_ classes
> >         |_ classes + test classes
> >   |_ lib
> >     |_ cactus.jar
> >     |_ log4j.jar
> >     |_ junit.jar
> >
> > This would be the "ideal" packaging. However, there
> > are a few issues,
> > depending on the application server you use (as they
> > don't all fully
> > respect EAR packaging yet). For example, here are
> > the gotchas with WL6.1
> > :
> >
> > * It does not accept jar put in a directory for
> > external libraries (i.e.
> > using Class-Path in the manifest file). So you have
> > to put cactus.jar,
> > log4j.jar and junit.jar at the top level in the ear
> > and not under a lib
> > directory.
> >
> > * I'm not sure it supports using external libraries
> > for war files, in
> > which case we would have to copy the jar files to
> > mywar.war/WEB-INF/lib.
> >
> > -Vincent
> >
> > >
> > > Cheers
> > > David L. Wasler
> > > dwasler@yahoo.com
> > >
> > >
> > > --- Pavan Aripirala Venkata
> > > <pvenkata@h5technologies.com> wrote:
> > > > 	I have cactus.jar, junit.jar and servlet.jar in
> > > > WEB_INF/lib
> > > > directory. Actually in a war file called
> > > > cactus_lance.war file. This war
> > > > file also contains the Cactus and struts test
> > > > classes.
> > > > 	There is a another war file - lance.war - which
> > > > contains
> > > > struts.jar file, whose properties map to
> > > > WEB_INF/lib. The actual classes
> > > > to be tested are present in this war file. This
> > > > web.xml file in this war
> > > > file contains the Redirector mappings.
> > > > 	All the above is w.r.t server. On the client
> > end -
> > > > struts.jar,
> > > > cactus.jar, httpclient.jar and the directory
> > > > containing
> > > > cactus.properties file in the classpath and this
> > > > classpath is specified
> > > > through the ant scripts and therefore are not in
> > the
> > > > system classpath.
> > > > 	System classpath has none of the jar files or
> > even
> > > > our product
> > > > classes. Everything is specified in ant. All
> > that is
> > > > there in the system
> > > > classpath is the weblogic home, java home and
> > ant
> > > > home.
> > > > Hopefully this info suffices.
> > > > Thanks Vincent
> > > >
> > > > Pavan.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Vincent Massol [mailto:vmassol@octo.com]
> > > > Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2001 10:59 AM
> > > > To: 'Cactus Users List'
> > > > Subject: RE: Cactus : Struts
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > You need to be more precise. Where is the
> > struts.jar
> > > > located _exactly_
> > > > and where are the cactus.jar, junit.jar ? Do you
> > > > have any jar in the
> > > > system classpath and if so, which ones ?
> > > >
> > > > It seems your problem is related to
> > classloaders,
> > > > which is why I'm
> > > > asking these questions.
> > > >
> > > > thanks
> > > > -Vincent
> > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Pavan Aripirala Venkata
> > > > [mailto:pvenkata@h5technologies.com]
> > > > > Sent: 13 December 2001 18:26
> > > > > To: Cactus Users List
> > > > > Subject: RE: Cactus : Struts
> > > > >
> > > > >     Yes all the related jar files are in the
> > > > classpath or in
> > > > WEB-INF/lib
> > > > > directory. The only jar I added is the
> > Struts.jar
> > > > file.
> > > > >
> > > > > Pavan.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Vincent Massol [mailto:vmassol@octo.com]
> > > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 2:40 PM
> > > > > To: 'Cactus Users List'
> > > > > Subject: RE: Cactus : Struts
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi Pavan,
> > > > >
> > > > > Hum ... not sure what is happening here. Are
> > you
> > > > sure that struts or
> > > > any
> > > > > other jar is not in your weblogic system
> > classpath
> > > > ?
> > > > >
> > > > > -Vincent
> > > > >
> > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > From: Pavan Aripirala Venkata
> > > > [mailto:pvenkata@h5technologies.com]
> > > > > > Sent: 11 December 2001 00:24
> > > > > > To: Cactus Users List
> > > > > > Subject: RE: Cactus : Struts
> > > > > >
> > > > > > 	Hi I used the StrutsTestCase.java to test
> > one
> > > > of my struts
> > > > > > class. I have struts.jar file in WEB-INF/lib
> > > > directory of weblogic
> > > > 6.0
> > > > > > server. I am getting the following exception
> > in
> > > > the setUp() method :
> > > > > >
> > > > > >      [java] java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:
> > > > > > org/apache/struts/action/ActionFormBeans
> > > > > >      [java]     at
> > > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> com.ejemoni.qa.struts.TestLogonStrut.setUp(TestLogonStrut.java:93)
> > > > > >      [java]     at
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> === message truncated ===
> 
> 
> =====
> Thank You
> David L. Wasler
> dwasler@yahoo.com
> 714-742-0311
> 
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