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java.lang.LinkageError in JAXB

Anubhav Anand
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Joined: May 18, 2007
Posts: 341

There are exposed services at one of the server.
I have my JAX-WS client as a java project and it works fine.

When I include the client jar in my web-ui project and try to talk to the services, I get java.lang.LinkageError.

I googled and found the JAXB unoffical guide and tried to use the endorsed mechanism given there. It doesn't help.

I am using JDK 1.5 update 16. and Tomcat 6.0.18.
I am using JAX-WS classes to make the web service delegate and client.

Please help. It's really killing me..

Thanks in advance.
Anubhav Anand
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Joined: May 18, 2007
Posts: 341

Hi All,

I finally resolved it and listing it for anyone else who may face the problem.

The issue was that I was thinking that my JDK version was the culprit, but I found that the Java EE 5 libraries I was using were had the older version of JAXB(2.0) bundled while my JDK 1.5 update 16 had the JAXB 2.1 bundled libraries.

I simple got rid of the EE libraries and placed the ones which had JAXB 2.1 bundled.

The issue was because the JAXB 2.0 libraries can't understand the JAXB 2.1 schemas.
er.gaurav goel

Joined: Dec 28, 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks alot. Your post saved lots of my time.
Savannah David

Joined: Jun 07, 2012
Posts: 16

@Anubhav Anand : Thanks for the help... it really worked

You're never a loser until you quit trying.
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