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Error deploying a .war -- strange

Max Rahder
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When launching Tomcat 4.0.3 I get get the message "Error deploying web application" followed by a FileNotFoundException citing a .class file in my WEB-INF\classes directory. (I don't know why it's even looking for a .class file from the Web app.)
If I *manually* unzip the .war and start Tomcat I do *not* get the error.
If I re-zip the unzipped Web app (renaming it as a .war file) and delete the unzipped version, then restart Tomcat, I do *not* get the error. In other words, Tomcat can deploy *my* version of the .war that was simply a re-zipping of the original .war.
The original .war was created from Eclipse, and upon inspection looks fine. It's obviously all there because I can do the manual unzipping, etc.
Max Rahder
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Ahh. The Eclipse-generated .war has a leading "\" in front of all file paths. Sun's "jar" utility does not have the leading "\". I'm not sure *why* Eclipse includes the leading backslash...
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