I've been searching for the solution to my problem but I am clueless. I hope you guys can help me.
I have an application called GPA, with some EJBs (Session and MDB) and a web app included. All this is packed as an EAR file. Its structure is something like this:
EAR |-- gpa-ejb.jar (EJBs & interfaces) |-- gpa.war (JSPs) |-- lib | |-- all other JAR files | |-- META-INF |-- application.xml |-- jboss-app.xml
In the MANIFEST.MF file, inside gpa-ejb.jar, I set the Class-Path to some JARs located at the lib folder, that it depends on. All works fine in this app.
I also have another application called CGE. This app has an EJB, where its configured interfaces (home and remote) are the interfaces that belong to the GPA project (gpa-ejb.jar). CGE's EAR structure is very similiar to GPA's EAR structure.
But when I deploy CGE, JBoss throws the following exception:
14:07:14,312 INFO [EjbModule] Creating 14:07:14,392 INFO [EjbModule] Deploying MyCGEBean 14:07:14,402 WARN [ServiceController] Problem creating service jboss.j2ee:jndiN ame=ejb/MyCGEBean,service=EJB java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: my.gpa.interfaces.MyGPAHome at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:199) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:187) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:289) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:235) at org.jboss.ejb.StatelessSessionContainer.create(StatelessSessionContai ner.java:155)
Which means: it was not able to find the CGE's EJB interfaces, that belong to GPA.
How could I indicate that this EJB (from CGE) uses the interfaces from GPA? Which is the best strategy I should use?
Note: GPA app will call this CGE EJB. One app depends on each other.
One thing I also tried was to "duplicate" the interfaces (home and remote) in a new jar file, besides other two more common interfaces, and put this jar into CGE's EAR file. But I catch a ClassCastException when GPA invokes CGE's EJB at:
MyGPAHome home = (MyGPAHome) ctx.lookup("ejb/MyCGEBean");
I am using JBoss 3.0.3.
Thank you very much.