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From Michael-O <1983-01...@gmx.net>
Subject Re: Maven war has META-INF folder in two places
Date Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:12:16 GMT
Am 2013-08-01 18:19, schrieb Gabriel MirĂ³:
> Hello,
>
> I'm working on a project which uses JAAS and unfortunately for me Tomcat
> requires a file to be put in a META-INF folder in the root of the war
>
> app.war
>    |__META-INF
>    |    |___context.xml
>   ...
>
> I think that it's already weird since the default META-INF location for
> WAR's is in the classes folders.
>
> app.war
>    |__WEB-INF
>    |    |__classes
>    |         |__META-INF
>   ...
>
> I'm using Maven, which states that anything in
> src/main/resources/META-INF will be copied to the appropriate place,
> which it does. What I'm trying to figure is whu it is also creating a
> META-INF folder in the root of the file structure leaving me with 2
> META-INF folders.
>
> Project Structure
>
> app
>    |__src/main/java
>    |__src/main/resources
>    |       |__META-INF
>    |             |__context.xml
>   ...
>
> After mvn package
>
>   app
>    |__META-INF [1]
>    |__WEB-INF
>    |     |__classes
>    |           |__META-INF [2]
>    |                  |__context.xml
>   ...
>
> So, if the war standard states that META-INF should be under classes
> folder, as in #2, why maven war creates the #1 folder. And is there a
> way to make it copy files into that folder instead of #2?

There is a quirks here:

JAR: META-INF always goes into src/main/resources
WAR: META-INF always goes into src/main/webapp

There is no WAR META-INF in the classpath but in the ServletContext 
ResourceLoaderPath only.

Michael



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