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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: ClassLoader question
Date Mon, 08 Nov 2004 19:47:12 GMT

It clearly (in bold, capital letters) says server/lib is not visible to
web applications.

Yoav Shapira

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mark Claassen []
>Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 2:40 PM
>To: 'Tomcat Users List'
>Subject: ClassLoader question
>What is the difference between the server/lib and shared directories as
>as the class loaders are concerned?
>I was having trouble with CGI scripts, so I wanted to creat a new
>to run some tests.  To start the process, I copied source of the tomcat
>CGIServlet file into my own package structure.  Once I got this working
>would alter that code and try to see why the CGI scripts where not
>Part I Don't Understand:
>I put my jar file containing the CGIServlet into the server/lib
>(where the tomcat CGIServlet resides).  This, however, would not start
>and gave me ClassNotFound exceptions.  However, when I moved my jar to
>shared directory, everything seems to work.
>I thought everything had access to things in the server/lib directory.
>is going on here?
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