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From "Kyle Cordes" <>
Subject Re: .jar files in the lib directory
Date Sat, 25 Mar 2000 03:03:58 GMT
It's a known bug in 3.1, it's in the bug database several times.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kabriel Robichaux" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2000 1:04 PM
Subject: .jar files in the lib directory

> According to what documentation i have seen (such as the Servlet Spec)
> Servlet engine is supposed to automatically look for any classes it
needs in
> all jar files in the /lib directories of any web apps (contexts). I
have a
> simple web app that contains a Servlet class in the /classes directory
and a
> util.jar in the /lib directory of my /simpleapp context. For some
reason (a
> reason i hope someone in this group can point out) the Servlet engine
is not
> finding any of my classes that are in the util.jar file. If i include
my jar
> file in the system classpath then everything works correctly. The way
> understand it anything in the /lib dir should be loaded automatically
> without having to be included on the system classpath. Is this
correct? Is
> there a way to get Tomcat to do this correctly? or is this a
> that has not yet been fixed/implemented ?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
> ....
> Kabe
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