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From Pid...@pidster.com>
Subject Re: Facing problems with class loaders in tomcat 5.0
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2007 09:17:06 GMT
vaibhav vashishtha wrote:
> Hi list,
> 
> i am currently facing a problem with the class loaders of tomcat 5.0
> 
> i need a no of common jar files to be accessed by multiple web apps which
> are deployed in the webapps directory of tomcat
> 
> Problem description:
> 
> 1. Need to place the common jars(to different web applications) at a central
> location which can be accessed by different web applications at runtime
> 
> What i have tried:
> 
> 1. I have tried placing the jars in the shared/lib and common/lib
> directories but of no avail : tomcat doesn't start

What error messages are there in catalina.out?

> 2. I have put the jars in the root directory of webapps folder : tomcat
> starts but web app fails to initialize

You mean in the WEB-INF/lib subfolder of the root application?

> Main Concerns:
> 
> 1. the jars should be accessible at runtime.
> 2. is there a way to configure the common and shared classloaders for
> accessing the jars at runtime
> 

p

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