2 Replies Latest reply on May 4, 2011 3:32 AM by aage nielsen

    Tomcat 7 war and Weld

    aage nielsen Newbie
      We are using Weld 1.1.0 in a JSF 2.1 applikation and we are struggleing with war files and Tomcat 6.0.32.

      Our production environment are currently using "pure" war files and exploded apps are not permitted ! It is true that Weld does not work unless the war files are exploded ? Our own little test show no beans when running the app unexploded, but all our beans when exploded


          public List<Bean> getJndiBeans() {
              List<Bean> jndiBeans=new ArrayList<Bean>();
              Context initCtx;
              try {
                  initCtx = new InitialContext();
                  Context envCtx = (Context) initCtx.lookup("java:comp/env");
                  BeanManagerImpl bm= (BeanManagerImpl) envCtx.lookup("BeanManager");
                  for (Object bean : Arrays.asList(bm.getBeans().toArray())) {
                      jndiBeans.add((Bean) bean);
              } catch (NamingException e) {
                  // TODO Auto-generated catch block
              return jndiBeans;



                  <rich:dataTable var="bean" value="#{simpleTest.jndiBeans}">
                      <f:facet name="header">
                          <h:outputText value="#{bean.name}" />
                          <h:outputText value="#{bean.scope.name}" />

      Anyone ?

      best regards

        • 1. Re: Tomcat 7 war and Weld
          Frank Upgang Newbie

          Where did you place the beans.xml file? There are two options: in the META-INF directory of the classpath or WEB-INF directory of the web root.

          I deployed a simple example app on Tomcat 6.0.32. For exploded deployment, beans were discovered placing the beans.xml file either at /WEB-INF/ or at /WEB-INF/classes/META-INF/. But, surprisingly, in case of an unexploded war beans were discovered only if the beans.xml file was placed at /WEB-INF/classes/META-INF/. Placing it at /WEB-INF/ does not work for me.

          • 2. Re: Tomcat 7 war and Weld
            aage nielsen Newbie

            Hmmmm strange - we have tried copying our (empty) beans.xml around without any luck - and we are also using Tomcat 6.0.32 not Tomcat 7 as we wrote in subject.

            Are we alone in deploying only nonexploding webapps in Tomcat ?