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Log4j Error during installation

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I'm trying to install Jforum on the Tomcat server.

I've unzipped the files and copied them to the webapps directory. I renamed the JForum-2.1.6 directory to just jforum and started the server. However I keep getting this error :-

org.apache.commons.logging.LogConfigurationException: No suitable Log constructor

The stack trace is given below. Any help would be appreciated.

SEVERE: Error deploying web application directory jforum
org.apache.commons.logging.LogConfigurationException: org.apache.commons.logging.LogConfigurationException: No suitable Log constructor [Ljava.lang.Class;@1c21ece for org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Log4JLogger (Caused by java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/log4j/Category) (Caused by org.apache.commons.logging.LogConfigurationException: No suitable Log constructor [Ljava.lang.Class;@1c21ece for org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Log4JLogger (Caused by java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/log4j/Category))

at org.apache.commons.logging.impl.LogFactoryImpl.newInstance(LogFactoryImpl.java:543)
at org.apache.commons.logging.impl.LogFactoryImpl.getInstance(LogFactoryImpl.java:235)
at org.apache.commons.logging.LogFactory.getLog(LogFactory.java:370)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.getLogger(ContainerBase.java:380)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.start(StandardContext.java:4090)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(ContainerBase.java:759)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(ContainerBase.java:739)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(StandardHost.java:524)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDirectory(HostConfig.java:904)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDirectories(HostConfig.java:867)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployApps(HostConfig.java:474)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.start(HostConfig.java:1122)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.lifecycleEvent(HostConfig.java:310)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleSupport.java:119)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1021)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.start(StandardHost.java:718)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1013)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine.start(StandardEngine.java:442)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.start(StandardService.java:450)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer.start(StandardServer.java:709)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(Catalina.java:551)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.start(Bootstrap.java:294)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(Bootstrap.java:432)
Caused by: org.apache.commons.logging.LogConfigurationException: No suitable Log constructor [Ljava.lang.Class;@1c21ece for org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Log4JLogger (Caused by java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/log4j/Category)
at org.apache.commons.logging.impl.LogFactoryImpl.getLogConstructor(LogFactoryImpl.java:413)
at org.apache.commons.logging.impl.LogFactoryImpl.newInstance(LogFactoryImpl.java:529)
... 26 more

Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/log4j/Category
at java.lang.Class.getDeclaredConstructors0(Native Method)
at java.lang.Class.privateGetDeclaredConstructors(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Class.getConstructor0(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Class.getConstructor(Unknown Source)
at org.apache.commons.logging.impl.LogFactoryImpl.getLogConstructor(LogFactoryImpl.java:410)
... 27 more



[originally posted on jforum.net by vivekverghese]
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Do you have log4.jar somewhere in classpath?
[originally posted on jforum.net by lazee]
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hi lazee, thanks a lot for replying.
I've tried setting the CLASSPATH variable to point to the WEB-INF/lib directory, but i still end up getting this problem.

Incidentally, this problem occurs only when i startup/shutdown tomcat thru the Eclipse IDE. Starting/Shutting at the command prompt seems to work fine. Any clue why?

[originally posted on jforum.net by vivekverghese]
 
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