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From Adam Hardy <>
Subject Re: deleted ghost
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2004 13:25:21 GMT
Deployed my war file on a server I'd never touched before. Same problem.

I re-created the German file with a copy of the 
English, and changed a couple of strings into German to hilight the 
difference. This change took effect - the 'ghost' German disappeared and 
was replaced by the real German.

However as I feared when I deleted this new German properties file, the 
previous 'ghost' German reappeared.

What logical conclusion can I draw from that?

On 01/20/2004 12:07 PM Andriy Ruzhevych wrote:
> Did you seach German string  or file in all ear/war of the
> web server?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam Hardy []
> Thanks Heya, but not wild & crazy enough :) - I already did that. In
> fact I made a war file and tested it on a completely different server.
> On 01/20/2004 08:28 AM wrote:
>>This is one of those wild crazy ideas that you asked for... I know
>>you grepped but maybe didn't grep properly?
>>There are usually two copies of your resources files, one under your
>>source directory and that is copied to your classes directory by
>>Tomcat. The one in classes is actually read by the server, but the
>>one in source is the one you edit because it should replace the
>>classes one. Just check manually rather than grepping and see if you
>>find the "ghost" file.
>>Adam Hardy <> 20/01/2004 06:12 PM
>>Please respond to "Struts Users Mailing List"
>>Does anybody have any ideas on this? Even wild, stupid, ridiculous
>>ideas. Anything?
>>On 01/19/2004 07:02 PM Adam Hardy wrote:
>>>Actually I just did get access to a third server and did a complete
>>> fresh install of java & tomcat and my app.war, and the ghost
>>>German strings came up.
>>>So the German strings must be in the war file. But there is only
>>>the one file there in the war file!
>>> I just
>>>Again, deleting or adding the German locale to the browser settings
>>> makes the strings change, so it is definitely the resource
>>>On 01/19/2004 06:17 PM Adam Hardy wrote:
>>>>Yes, unfortunately it does. On my dev machine and my future
>>>>production server. But I had them both running earlier with the
>>>>German .properties, so it would be the same problem. I don't have
>>>> a third server to test it on.
>>>>On 01/19/2004 05:54 PM Tim Kettering wrote:
>>>>>Does the same thing happen when you build/run the webapp on a
>>>>>computer? Not sure what to tell you here, but that should at
>>>>>least narrow the scope to something in the source or some ghost
>>>>> file on your dev machine.
>>>>>-----Original Message----- From: Adam Hardy
>>>>>[] Sent: Monday, January
>>>>> 19, 2004 11:35 AM To: Struts Users Mailing List Subject:
>>>>>deleted ghost
>>>>>I'm having a nightmare with the
>>>>> resource bundle in my
>>>>>webapp. I asked a colleague to look at it and he's baffled too.
>>>>>I had my resource bundle in an English and also a German
>>>>>.properties file, for testing purposes, but then decided to
>>>>>ditch the German version until it's completely finished.
>>>>>Even though I deleted the German file,
>>>>>shutdown tomcat, deleted the whole webapp and redeployed and
>>>>>deleted the cache in $CATALINA_HOME/work/.... , the German
>>>>>strings are still being cached somewhere.
>>>>>I have run a grep on a German string to find it in any file in
>>>>>the whole of the tomcat, and the whole of my dev-env, but
>>>>>haven't found it.
>>>>>In the HTTP headers, I have set pragma=no-cache,
>>>>>cache-control=no-cache & expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT
>>>>>I have cleared the cache from my browser and done refreshes a
>>>>>thousand times. This is now about a month afterwards and the
>>>>>ghost German text is still coming up.
>>>>>If I set the browser locale to en, then I get the correct
>>>>>English version, but if I then set it back to de, somehow,
>>>>>somewhere it is finding the deleted German resource bundle.
>>>>>Any advice much appreciated. :(

struts 1.1 + tomcat 5.0.16 + java 1.4.2
Linux 2.4.20 Debian

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