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From Peter Crowther <>
Subject RE: How to reference Shared Libraries with TOMCAT
Date Wed, 03 Jun 2009 08:38:11 GMT
> From: Sarva []
> Till now I have been deploying all the JARs in WEB-INF/lib
> folder of my Web Application and run it to satisfaction.


> Now we need a mechanism by which the JARs will not be stored
> in WEB-INF/lib
> but in a centralized location for example c:/lib, and all tomcat Web
> Applications should refer to this folder for all JARs required during
> runtime.

Why?  You will make a maintenance nightmare for yourself when the version of a jar changes
for one application, but another application still needs the old version.

> How can I do this.

Depends on your Tomcat version, which you didn't bother to tell us.

                - Peter

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