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From Mike Peremsky <>
Subject Re: JAR file not finding external properties files
Date Tue, 01 May 2007 20:39:16 GMT
Ug. Moving the jar file to %CATALINA_HOME/common/classes now causes my servlet to fail to load,
as the base class is in the jar file that was just moved to common/classes.

David Smith <> wrote:  Oh.... helps to read all the message:)

jars in common/lib can't read files in your webapp. You could use 


David Smith wrote:
> Your could put the properties file in WEB-INF/classes which is 
> equivalent to storing it in the jar file. Otherwise we'll need to 
> know more about where you are storing your properties file to help.
> -- David
> Mike Peremsky wrote:
>> I created some utility classes that read proeprties files (e.g. 
>> com.mvp.utils.ExtProperties). In the method where I try to load the 
>> properties file I have
>> package com.mvp.utils;
>> class ExtProperties {
>> private static PropertyResourceBundle loadProperties(String 
>> propsFile) {
>> PropertyResourceBundle prb =
>> (PropertyResourceBundle) ResourceBundle.getBundle(propsFile);
>> return prb;
>> }
>> }
>> This file is then compiled and placed in a jar file, which is 
>> copied to my Tomcat\common\lib directory. Whenver I try to call the 
>> ExtProperties class it fails to find the properties file. If I 
>> include the properties file in the jar file it finds it with no 
>> problem. I assume that this is a class loader problem (which which I 
>> am not very familiar).
>> What do I need to do to get the class in the jar file to find 
>> the properties files external to it? Do I need to specify the full 
>> path to the file?
>> TIA
>> - Mike
>> ---------------------------------
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