server//lib should be available
But it is only loaded at startup.
Did you restart the server?
You can put jars in server//deploy
for hot deployment
That worked. Don't know why it didn't before.
Anyway, do you know of any way to put the jars required by the objects into the j2ee jar file so I do not have to put files into the /server//lib dir?
I also don't want to have the util jars in the deploy dir. I would like to have them in the one jar that represents the whole app.
Put them all in an .ear file. Refer to the Sun Java web site on how to create one (or a good J2EE book). Make sure that the MANIFEST.MF file in your application jar has a reference to the 3rd party jars.