2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 27, 2013 10:32 AM by lynchmaniac

    Externalize log4j configuration

    lynchmaniac Newbie

      Hi,

       

      I would like to externalize the log4j configuration (log4j.xml) from my application.

      I have put a jboss-deployment-structure.xml in the META/INF. It looks like this :

       

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

      <jboss-deployment-structure>

                <deployment>

                          <dependencies>

                                    <module name="org.infinispan" export="true"/>

        </dependencies>

              <exclusions>

                  <module name="org.slf4j" />
                  <module name="org.jboss.log4j.logmanager" />
                  <module name="org.apache.commons.logging" />
                  <module name="org.jboss.logging" />
                  <module name="org.jboss.logging.jul-to-slf4j-stub" />
                  <module name="org.jboss.logmanager" />
                  <module name="org.jboss.logmanager.log4j" />
                  <module name="org.slf4j.impl" />

       

                             </exclusions>

                </deployment>

        <sub-deployment name="XXXX.ear">

                    <exclusions>

                  <module name="org.slf4j" />
                  <module name="org.jboss.log4j.logmanager" />
                  <module name="org.apache.commons.logging" />
                  <module name="org.jboss.logging" />
                  <module name="org.jboss.logging.jul-to-slf4j-stub" />
                  <module name="org.jboss.logmanager" />
                  <module name="org.jboss.logmanager.log4j" />
                  <module name="org.slf4j.impl" />

              </exclusions>

          </sub-deployment>

      </jboss-deployment-structure>

      This is to use my own log4j component in JBoss. But how can configure JBoss to use my log4j.xml ?

      I've created a custom module com/mycompagny/log/main where i put a module.xml :

       

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

      <module xmlns="urn:jboss:module:1.1" name="fr.compagny.project.log">

          <resources>

              <resource-root path="log4j-1.2.16.jar"/>

          </resources>

          <dependencies>

            <module name="javax.api"/>

          </dependencies>

      </module>

       

       

      The log4j-1.2.16.jar is in the main of the module with the log4j.xml. Th structure is like that :

      log

      --main

      ----------module.xml

      ----------log4j.xml

      ----------log4j-1.2.16.jar

       

      I'v put a MANIFEST.MF in the META/INF with this content :

      Manifest-Version: 1.0

      Dependencies: xx.xxx.xxxx.xxx.log

       

      But JBoss doesn't understand how to log with log4j. The purpose is to externalize the whole configuration of logging from my application. The ideal would be a change in the file puisser be understood by the server hot.

      Is anyone have an idea to log with log4j configuration externalize ?