I have a bean that's defined in the applicationContext that uses the getInstance method of the class (the class was developed elsewhere).
In another context file (for acegi) I have a bean that references the bean from the application context. Initialization fails because the definition in the acegi file can't find the bean. I use it in the applicationContext just fine. I'm guessing that it's not getting created in time to use it, but I don't know how to force it.