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deployment error in tomcat 5.5

Ray Lowell

Joined: Jul 19, 2012
Posts: 5

Hi, my application runs fine in tomcat 6 (compiled using jdk1.6), but when I try to deploy it in tomcat 5.5 , the list of applcations does'nt show my application. and in catalina.out I see this error:-
SEVERE: Error deploying web application archive headtracker.war
java.lang.ClassCastException: org.apache.naming.resources.FileDirContext cannot be cast to org.apache.naming.resources.Resource
at org.apache.catalina.util.ExtensionValidator.validateApplication(
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.start(
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployWAR(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployWARs(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployApps(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.start(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.lifecycleEvent(
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.start(
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine.start(
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.start(
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer.start(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.start(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(
What did I miss?
Swetha Popuri

Joined: Jul 19, 2012
Posts: 7
This is a bug in Tomcat it seems, which is fixed in Tomcat 6. Occurs when there is a directory under WEB-INF/lib which includes .jar files in it.
I agree. Here's the link:
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