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From Alexandre Rafalovitch <>
Subject Re: Classpath for Solr Plugins
Date Tue, 27 May 2014 08:23:53 GMT
In terms of drawback, I think strong dependence on Jetty is probably
one. Custom Java code is another. Most of the people run Solr as a
black box.

For the proposed solution, as the document said, usually the plugins
are placed in the directory defined in solrconfig.xml. So, most of the
people do not need other methods.

I am glad you have the solutions that worked for you, but it's a
little hard to tell whether the original problem is applicable to
anybody else.

Perhaps, your email to the mailing list can be the documentation
required for those who have similar issues. If it becomes something
bigger, a documentation JIRA can be created (by anybody).


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On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 3:13 PM, Jan Nehring <> wrote:
> Hi!
> We have developed a custom tokenizer for Solr 4.3. Our Solr Server is started as a war
file inside of a java application using jetty. When the custom tokenizer is in the class path
oft the enclosing java application Solr fails on startup. The error is ClassCastException
ArabicLetterTokenizer which is a class we don't use in our system. We can put the custom tokenizer
in the Solr classpath from any other location but it needs to reside in the classpath of 
the enclosing application due to the overall architecture of our system.
> The solution to our problem was to manipulate Jettys class loading behaviour:
> Server server = new org.eclipse.jetty.server.Server();
> WebAppContext webapp = new WebAppContext();
> webapp.setParentLoaderPriority(true);           // <-- this line
> server.setHandler(webapp);
> ...
> Using setParentLoaderPriority( true ) solved all our classpath problems. We didnt even
have to use any oft the various methods to load the custom tokenizer in the Solr class path.
My questions:
> 1) This method works too good and is too simple to implement, where is the drawback?
> 2) If there is no drawback why is it not mentioned in the Solr Doc in
> Thank you very much Jan

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