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From Kitching Simon <>
Subject RE: Tomcat doesn't find classes
Date Thu, 05 Oct 2000 16:17:58 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bondi: Runar Oli Bjarnason []
> Sent:	Thursday, October 05, 2000 4:47 PM
> To:
> Subject:	Tomcat doesn't find classes
> Hello.
> When I set up a webapp under Tomcat, it doesn't seem to find any classes
> or
> .properties files under [nameOfApp]/WEB-INF/classes. It also does not find
> jar files under [nameOfApp]/WEB-INF/lib. If I put them under
> [Tomcat_Home]/classes and [Tomcat_Home]/lib, it finds them no problem and
> everything works fine. However, this creates class-name conflicts and it's
> a huge mess. How can I make Tomcat look for classes in the WEB-INF
> directories for each webapp?
> Best regards,
> Runar
	[Kitching Simon]  

	Strange, you're doing exactly the right things.

	If you put classes under the [nameOfApp]/WEB-INF/classes
	directory, they are automatically visible to tomcat.
	Same for .jar (*not* .zip) files in [nameOfApp]/WEB-INF/lib.

	You don't need to set up anything special to have this work.
	All you need is to put the webapp in TOMCAT_HOME/webapps,
	or to set the baseDir in the context, as described in the manual.
	If you can see .html files in your webapp, then you've got that

	The problem must be something trivial - perhaps the files
	don't have read permission for the user tomcat is running
	as, or something like that???

	Good luck,


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