I'm facing an (ugly and hideous) exception which is spread all over the web and forums and people are talking about it but after two days working on it, I proudly say that "I Give Up"!
I'm using "STS Version: 2.8.1.RELEASE" to run a simple spring web MVC, I'm sure there's no flaw or any bug in the source code, because I used "Netbeans" to run the same source code on my Apache Tomcat 6 and Apache Tomcat 7.0.2 and it worked properly.Code:SEVERE: Error configuring application listener of class org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1680) at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1526) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.listenerStart(StandardContext.java:4149) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.start(StandardContext.java:4705) at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1057) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.start(StandardHost.java:840) at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1057) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine.start(StandardEngine.java:463) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.start(StandardService.java:525) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer.start(StandardServer.java:754) at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(Catalina.java:595) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39) at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597) at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.start(Bootstrap.java:289) at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(Bootstrap.java:414)
As I tried to migrate from "Netbeans" to "STS" which is built upon the vanilla eclipse, I'm on the edge of the disappointment that "a day comes where people can happily run their hellowords in eclipse and above that STS".
I've googled this issue and have visited tons of forums and pages either they are suggesting include some old nasty jar files ( aka "spring.jar") or change some maven configuration. neither of both works for me. because:
a)I'm not maven fan and I do not use it.
b)I'm using the Spring release 3.1.0 RC1 and the jar files they recommend to include in the build path, is really old
I believe someone has solved this issue with tomcat before but unfortunately I could not find a well documented solution or an easy to follow HOW-TO.
further information that may help :
- I once imported "exactly" same jar files included by "Netbeans" when I was creating the project inside "Netbeans" IDE, in my build path inside "STS" and got the same exception, again with Vfabric server and Apache Tomcat 6.0 (I believe there are not much difference between these two and I may be wrong)
- at other times I just include only the Spring 3.1.0 RC1 jar files and Apache Commong Logging 1.1.1 jar files and compiled and run the project against Apache Tomcat 6, again same issue.
the question is what it takes to get rid of this exception inside STS and clipse for god sake?
what is it that makes it work in Netbeans nicely with Apache Tomcat 6 and 7.0.2?!
I'm really looking forward for replies to this thread from the respectful spring community.