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From "James Cook" <jimc...@iname.com>
Subject Re: WEB-INF/lib and .jar files in Tomcat 3.1
Date Thu, 01 Jun 2000 17:38:30 GMT
Jason,

Have you checked with your CORBA provider to see if there is a properties
file that can be used to specify which set of classes to use. I know that
Inprise's Visibroker product can get around the problem by specifying some
commandline switches.

At least I *think* that it addresses the same problem you are having.

jim

----- Original Message -----
From: Jason Rumney <jrumney@ipo.att.com>
To: <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2000 4:08 AM
Subject: Re: WEB-INF/lib and .jar files in Tomcat 3.1


> Nacho <nacho@siapi.es> writes:
>
> > I think that there are no restrictions to this, only that zip files are
> > no loaded from WEB-INF/lib, but a zip file is not jar :-).
> >
> >
> > > The reason I ask is that the CORBA libraries required by myapp do not
> > > appear to be loaded from myapp/WEB-INF/lib. I wonder whether they are
> > > too low-level for this method to work.
> > >
> >
> > i dont know, but until now everytime i have the feeling that tomcat
> > don't load a file from WEB-INF/lib was my fail no a Tomcat's fail.....
>
> Thanks for confirming that this should work, and I am not reading the
> servlet spec wrong.
>
> The files are jar files, and they are in WEB-INF/lib, not a
> subdirectory. Permissions are 664, so Tomcat should have no problems
> reading them. They are loaded if I place them in jakarta-tomcat/lib,
> but for reasons of organization I would prefer to keep them with the
> app rather than the server.
>
> The only thing I can think of is that these libraries contain
> org.omg.CORBA.* classes, so they may need to be loaded when the JVM
> starts up, to avoid clashes with the standard Java 1.2 classes. I don't
> know enough about the Java classloader to know whether this would be
> an issue, or if there is another problem.
>
>
> --
> Jason Rumney <jrumney@ipo.att.com>
> AT&T Labs (Redditch, UK)
>
>
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