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Tomcat 5.0\shared\classes

K Aditi
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Joined: Mar 17, 2008
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Hi all,
I am using Tomcat 5.0 on Win XP and would like to load a class contained in Tomcat 5.0\shared\classes folder when the Tomcat starts.
For this I tried modifying setclasspath.bat by adding the path of shared folder in the script.But that did not solve the problem.
By the way, I start Tomcat through Eclipse-plugin as it does not start by executing startup.bat.

Ben Souther

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Eclipse uses an embedded version of Tomcat which isn't necessarily configured the same way as a standalone version.
I'm going to move this to our IDEs forum where Eclipse issues are discussed.

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Tim Holloway
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Tomcat doesn't simply load every class in the classpath on startup (no Java application does).

What is the mechanism you're trying to use to load the class?

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K Aditi
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I am trying to load a .dll for a Web Application. As multiple Web Applications use the same library I put class which loads the library in $CATALINA_BASE/shared/classes folder...courtesy this.
Somehow it did not work.So I tried using the System ClassLoader to load the class.But this too did not work.
K Aditi
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Any suggestions? I have accumulated a series of failed attempts.
Ilja Preuss

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Well, what exactly does "did not work" mean?

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K Aditi
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Sorry for the tardiness, but I would like to rephrase my question.
Can I load a dll when Tomcat starts?This dll will be used by multiple Web Apps at the same time.
To be more specific, can the following class be loaded when the Tomcat starts?

[ July 14, 2008: Message edited by: K Aditi ]
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Tomcat 5.0\shared\classes
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