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NoClassDefFound in Eclipse-Tomcat startup

Brian Reckinger

Joined: Jun 20, 2007
Posts: 3

I have a war file that I can deploy locally on Tomcat 5.0.28 using the java 1.5. When I execute my build.xml in Eclipse and start Tomcat from the command prompt on Windows, everything works fine. However, for debugging purposes I download the Tomcat plugin for Eclipse(3.2) and I follow the same deployment steps (i.e., same build file, same source, etc.) except for starting Tomcat using the plugin instead of the command line. Anyway, I get a java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError com.a.b.c.xxxActionServlet.initialize(

The Tomcat base has been configured correctly in Eclipse, but I can't figure why it blows-up when being started from the IDE. I'm at the point where I'm now just chasing my tail trying to make changes to resolve this issue.

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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