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ZipException - can't get Tomcat to run!

Stephen Huey
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 618
I've been searching all over the net, and emailed the Tomcat user forum, but I guess the possible causes of this problem could be so broad that no one there wants to bother with it.
I haven't changed anything to do with Tomcat in the longest time, and I believe I'm using 4.1.27 here on my development machine, and I haven't been able to get any work done today. I uninstalled all my JREs and went back to one from last spring (1.4.1_02), but I'm wondering if I might need to reinstall my SDK (1.4.2). I hope I don't have to reinstall Tomcat, because I haven't had to do it much and really don't want the practice. Tomcat itself isn't so hard--I just don't want to set up all the config for our web app on my machine again if I don't have to.
Anyway, my Tomcat stdout has this:

And my stderr has this:

Any insight will be greatly appreciated!!!
Stephen Huey
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 618
I've resolved this issue. We have a JAR file we build in JBuilder that we then just stick into Tomcat's common\lib directory, and when I looked in there, that JAR file had 0 KB, as if Tomcat accidentally overwrote it or something! I just copied over another one, and I got rid of that ZipException when starting up Tomcat.
Srinivas Pitta

Joined: Jul 18, 2006
Posts: 5
Thank you Stephen for your resolution steps for the tomcat bootstrap class loader error that has helped me to fix the issue in lesser time. Otherwise, i do not know how much time had it taken.

Thanks once again for sharing your resolution.
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