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From Tomás Tormo <>
Subject Noob needs help with a webservice wich uses resources located in a folder
Date Mon, 03 Sep 2007 11:09:21 GMT

  I'm quite noob about tomcat topic. I'm using tomcat 5.028 in Ubuntu 
6.10 and I would like to find an anwer to my question about web services 
because i'm not able to solve it. I've written a java applicattion wich 
uses a wrapper to communicate with an applicattion written in C, wich is 
the "core" of my applicattion. Both the wrapper and the core are third 
party applicattions, and because of that i don't have the source code, I 
just have the API.

The third party sent me an example application wich uses the core. And, 
as I could see in the script wich lauches the application, this folder 
should be added to the classpath in order to be able to be located by 
the wrapper applicattion. The documentation of the wrapper just says 
that this folder has to exist with an specific name.

My problem is that my applicattion works fine launched from shell (it 
founds the folder and uses the core perfectly) but it doesn't work as a 
webservice. It is not able to find the resource folder (let's call it 
"cfg"). As I can see in the catalina log, the application tries to load 
the resources (via ClassLoader I guess) and then launches an exception 
saying that is not able to find it. The client  gets a HTTPErrorCode0.

I've tried a lot of ways to solve it: I tried to launch tomcat with the 
classpath modified from the shell itself(making it point to the folder), 
tried to export the classpath from script, tried to export 
the classpath from script, tried to modify the CATALINA_OPTS 
variable, tried to put the folder in both lib and classes folders of the 
webservice folder... but nothing worked.

Please.. could you help me to solve this problem? I think I've tried all 
the options that came to my mind (except declaring a resource in 
server.xml file, altought I don't know If this wrapper uses JNDI to 
access to the resource..).I hope I explained myself well.  As I think 
you can see, I'm quite noob with tomcat, so please don't be so hard with 
your answers... :'-p

Thank you very much!

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