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Tomcat not finding beans when a context is used

Paid O'Cuana

Joined: Mar 05, 2003
Posts: 24
Hello all.
My problem is this:
I have my JSP files stored in /usr/local/jakarta-tomcat3.3/webapps/examples/jsp
and I have that path set as the docBase for my context "lucidity_web".
However, though JSPs can no we viewed at URLs such as*, whenever I try to use a java bean,
(e.g. <jsp:useBean id="customerProfileBean" scope="session" class="customerProfile.customerProfileBean" />
an error is returned which tells me it can't find the bean.
I have this customerProfileBean class in:
Here's the error:
org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Unable to compile /usr/local/jakarta-tomcat3.3/work/DEFAULT/lucidity_web/ Class customerProfile.customerProfileBean not found.
customerProfile.customerProfileBean customerProfileBean = null;
/usr/local/jakarta-tomcat3.3/work/DEFAULT/lucidity_web/ Class customerProfile.customerProfileBean not found.
customerProfileBean= (customerProfile.customerProfileBean)
/usr/local/jakarta-tomcat3.3/work/DEFAULT/lucidity_web/ Class customerProfile.customerProfileBean not found.
customerProfileBean = (customerProfile.customerProfileBean) java.beans.Beans.instantiate(this.getClass().getClassLoader(), "customerProfile.customerProfileBean");
3 errors

Any ideas on solving this?
Vijay S. Rathore
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Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 449
Hi Paid,
If you are referring to lucidity_web as your doc context, the only thing I can think of is your .class file should also be in


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