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problems with tomcat-4.0 and Oracle

Tony Evans
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Joined: Jun 29, 2002
Posts: 588
when running the following code in my servlet.
DriverManager.registerDriver(new oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver());
I get the following error :
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: oracle/jdbc/driver/OracleDriver
at BookStore.ConnectionPool.(ConnectionPool.java:40)
at BookStore.loginServlet.service(loginServlet.java:65)

The code does work for my standalone applications so the problem
must be with running my oracle8i with tomca-4.0t, or even my path settings.
I changed classes111.zip to classes12.zip still get the same problem
Thanks for any help.
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13018
As I recall, Tomcat 4 changed the way that servlets find classes - there should be a discussion of this in the online documentation.
Tony Evans
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Joined: Jun 29, 2002
Posts: 588
I have solved the problem, what I did was to place classes111.jar into WEB-INF/lib directory
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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