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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: HelloWorld and NoClassDefFoundError
Date Mon, 09 Feb 2009 15:16:03 GMT
Gregor Schneider wrote:
> Hm, this answer has been given quite a few times recently - I guess it
> makes sens to put it on the FAQ:

That is a Wiki anyone can edit so go for it.


> Rgds
> Gregor
> On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 3:49 PM, Caldarale, Charles R
> <> wrote:
>> Indicative of a broken Tomcat installation, which is pretty typical with these 3rd-party
repackaged versions.  I strongly suggest you throw away that junk and install a real Tomcat
from; this mailing list is littered with problem reports from attempted
use of non-standard Tomcat installations.  If you insist on using the package from Debian,
you'll need to consult whatever Debian support mechanisms there are.
>>> I expected tomcat to have servlet-api.jar
>>> available in its classpath somehow
>> A real Tomcat installation does not have this problem.
>>> 1) Is it necessary to copy servlet-api.jar to the
>>> WEB-INF/lib directory of every web application that
>>> i have?
>> Not only is it not necessary, it is not allowed.

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