Like a lot of others (see list below), we're having problems getting our Struts 1.1-beta web-app running with JBoss 3.0.x_Tomcat-4.1.12 (see below for ClassNotFoundException on deploy).
I presume this is caused by the fact that Tomcat 4.1.12 ships some of the Jakarta Commons libraries, as does Struts, and the library versions are different. I tried to get around this by defining a <loader-repository> in jboss-app.xml for the .ear file, hoping that our application would find its own versions of the Commons file, but this didn't solve the problem.
So my question is, shouldn't defining a classloader repository for the application cause loading of all classes from that repository if found there, and only otherwise should they be loaded from the UCL repository? Have I misunderstood this? Or do I have that right but it won't solve my library versioning problem?
The exception we get (on deployment of the .ear) is:
12:04:53,791 ERROR [Digester] Begin event threw exception
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: No ClassLoaders found for: org.apache.commons.validator.ValidatorAction
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