first of all you have to deploy a jar file.
the jar file must contain an META-INF directory with an
ejb-jar.xml, an jboss.xml and when using cmp beans an jbosscmp-jdbc.xml.
take a look at: http://www.jboss.org/online-manual/HTML/index.html
hope this helps
Your ear file deploys OK on jboss-3.0.0RC1:
21:49:03,011 INFO [MainDeployer] Starting deployment of package: file:/Users/steve/EnterpriseJava/jboss-all/build/output/jboss-3.0.0RC1/server/default/deploy/test-policy.ear
21:49:03,018 INFO [EARDeployer] Init J2EE application: file:/Users/steve/EnterpriseJava/jboss-all/build/output/jboss-3.0.0RC1/server/default/deploy/test-policy.ear
21:49:03,499 INFO [EjbModule] Creating
21:49:03,589 INFO [EjbModule] Deploying PolicyLocalBean
21:49:04,064 INFO [EjbModule] Deploying PolicyPillarBean
21:49:08,182 INFO [EjbModule] Created
21:49:08,185 INFO [EjbModule] Starting
21:49:08,453 INFO [PolicyLocalBean] Created table 'POLICYLOCALBEAN' successfully.
21:49:08,485 INFO [EjbModule] Started
21:49:08,487 INFO [MainDeployer] Successfully completed deployment of package: file:/Users/steve/EnterpriseJava/jboss-all/build/output/jboss-3.0.0RC1/server/default/deploy/test-policy.ear
Thanks, I will try to deploy it on the alpha version.
But normally it should work on the beta version. Not ?
RC1 is the download currently available from sourceforge. This is "release candidate 1" - it's more recent than the beta. You definitely don't want to go back to the alpha.