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From Jakob Hummes <>
Subject Re: Can't find jars in webapps/WEB-INF/lib
Date Sat, 05 Aug 2000 10:37:22 GMT
Same problem here.  I use also the same workaround (copying the zip for
Oracle under /tomcat/lib).

My config is: Win 2000 (but also tried under Win NT and Linux); Sun JDK
1.2.2 with JIT enabled; Tomcat 3.1 ).

- Jakob

Andrew Jarman wrote:
> Hi,
> This seems like a really stupid question, but I've been fighting it for
> hours:
> I have put together a servlet, along with some required jar files into
> the following dir structure:
> ROOT/WEB-INF/lib/*.jar
> ROOT/WEB-INF/web.xml
> The lib/*.jar includes the servlet classes and some other associated
> classes.  This includes the vbjorb.jar and others so my servlet can
> access an oracle database.
> When I try to load the servlet this way, by servlet starts initializing
> (so I know that the servlet jar file was found), but the init() function
> fails because it can't load all the necessary classes.
> If I copy all of the jar files to the /tomcat/lib directory and restart
> tomcat, everything works fine.
> All of the docs seem to indicate that jar files placed in the
> WEB-INF/lib directory would be added to the CLASSPATH for the
> application.
> What am I doing wrong?
> Assuming somebody helps me figure this out, can I also put .zip files in
> the WEB-INF/lib dir?  (for example, for Oracle)
> Cheers,
> Andrew

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