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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: Problem: Velocity can't locate HttpRequest
Date Mon, 05 Nov 2001 12:45:56 GMT
On 11/5/01 7:37 AM, "Kenny Scott" <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been pulling my hair out for the past 4 hours trying to solve a really
> bizarre problem, in that on one specific server, I keep getting this message
> when trying to run a basic servlet that extends VelocityServlet:
> java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/servlet/http/HttpServlet
> at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass0(Native Method)
> Now, I find this really bizarre because normal servlets run fine.
> I am using Tomcat 3.2.3, and Velocity 1.4.1.

There is no such thing as velocity 1.4.1

>  I have tried this on 2 other
> servers and they both work fine... so I'm utterly confused.
> Also, if I try to run "ant test", I get this:
> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:
> junit/framework/TestCase
> Has anyone else ever had this type of problem?  I'm running this on Debian,
> incidentally.

Sounds very much like a classpath issue.

First, under the tomcat-based webapp, where do you put the jars?  In


Geir Magnusson Jr.                           
System and Software Consulting
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