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FileNotFoundException during deploy

William Stafford
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Joined: Dec 13, 2004
Posts: 109
I am trying to deploy an web app to a new server we just set up. I generate a war file from Eclipse and place it in the web apps dir. A directory for the war appears when I restart Tomcat but the following message is logged and the war is not deployed.

HostConfig[localhost]: Expanding web application archive OBISWEB2.war
HostConfig[localhost] Exception while expanding web application archive OBISWEB2.war C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 4.1\webapps\OBISWEB2.war (The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process)
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The message seems clear, ".. being used by another process", but I can not believe this is the case. I use the same procedure on four other machines with no problem.

I seem to remember seeing the same message when a java command has a type in a jar file name, ex. java -jar typo.jar shoud have been java -jar Typo.jar but I don't see how it fits in this case.

Any help or pointers or even wild guesses would be appreciated.

Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Are you sure that no other apps have a lock on the war file (are you viewing it's contents with Winzip or Explorer)?

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