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From Michael Wirz <>
Subject Re: Classpath Issues (NoClassDefFoundException)
Date Wed, 29 Jun 2005 16:29:10 GMT
Thank you, Mark.
I now use the following workarounf: I put my jars in seperate dirs to 
keep them seperated.
To get things going I use softlinks from the cocoon WEB-INF/lib dir to 
the specific jars.


> On 2005-06-27 09:36:44 -0700, Michael Wirz <> said:
>> Hello Cocoon Users List,
>> I am using cocoon, tomcat 5.5.4, running with jdk1.5.
>> To get things going I put all the jars I need for my webapp
>> to the directory WEB-INF/lib. Everything works fine.
>> But: Now it is cleanup-time, I don't really like the confusing flat
>> organization of jar files. So I sorted them into subdirectories of
>> WEB-INF/lib.
>> <snip..>
> My advice: put it back like it was when "everything worked fine" :-), 
> turn around and walk away.  "Cleaning up" the jar repository really 
> sounds like 'gold plating' to me... it's just not something anyone 
> looks at often enough to bother with.  Just my $.02 :-)
>> What am I doing wrong?
>> Is this the right place to adjust cocoons classpath (I read so in the 
>> docs and former postings)?
> I've read some other posts where people were having trouble w/ 
> extra-classpath, where it seemed to be being ignored.  If you really 
> want to run this down, I suggest setting your core debug level to 
> DEBUG.  The code that deals with this produces a fair amount of debug 
> messages, so that might help you figure out if you're doing something 
> wrong, or to file a decent bug report (i.e. on Bugzilla — it appears 
> nobody has done so).
> Good luck,
> —ml—
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