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From "Richard G Curry" <>
Subject RE: Java update from Apple broke Tomcat
Date Mon, 01 Nov 2010 22:48:03 GMT
Did you check you classpath?

Rick Curry
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-----Original Message-----
From: Pid [] 
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 5:28 PM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Re: Java update from Apple broke Tomcat

On 01/11/2010 17:55, Rob Tanner wrote:
> Hi,
> While I run production on Linux servers, I do my development on my iMac.
> Last week, I ran the most recent Apple Java upgrade , and now Tomcat 
> (which is a critical part of my development environment) won't start 
> up.  I get the
> error:
> Nov 1, 2010 8:58:54 AM org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap
> initClassLoaders
> SEVERE: Class loader creation threw exception
> java.lang.NoSuchFieldError: IS_DIR
>      at
> org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.createClassLoader(
>      at
> org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.initClassLoaders(
>      at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.init(
>      at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(
> Other details:
> java version "1.6.0_22"
> Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_22-b04-307-10M3261) Java 
> HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 17.1-b03-307, mixed mode)
> Tomcat version:  6.0.18 and 6.0.29 < both fail to start, throwing the 
> same exception
> From the error, it appears that things are missing from the update (or 
> at least one field is).  Has anyone else seen this?  Is there a known 
> work-around?

I updated too.  Works just fine for me, on various 6.0.x and 7.0 trunk.


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