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From "Remy Maucherat" <>
Subject Re: Tomcat ClassloaderLoaderFactory skips jar files
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2002 17:19:18 GMT
> Hi,
> I found out today that not all jar files in a directory are added to a
> classloader by tomcat at startup.  When tomcat bootstrap creates
> Classloaders it ignores jar files that contain certain classes.  We are
> using Borland Enterprise Server and need to add the Borland jar files to
> access their EJB and orb components.
> However, putting asrt.jar in /lib is useless because it fails the
> validateJarFile() test in ClassLoaderFactory because it contains
>   2777 Fri Nov 09 12:14:26 EET 2001 javax/naming/Context.class
>    520 Fri Nov 09 12:14:36 EET 2001 javax/sql/DataSource.class
> So, if tomcat is ignoring these classes, what are the implications for
> adding asrt.jar to the classpath in catalina.bat|sh.  It does not seem
> to cause problems (yet) but does tomcat have certain reliance on these
> and the other trigger classes?

The trigger code has been removed since then, so the problems should be
fixed in the next Tomcat release (you can check with a nightly build).


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