Although getting help here is fairly rare these days ;-) you should post your server version, configuration files, and relevant error messages.
I assume you're using in your jboss.xml ?
< depends / >in your jboss.xml
Hi, 10x for the response
In general I've managed without dependencies, though for general knowledge I used < depends / >, the problem is that both the depend and the depended MDBs are in the same configuration files (jboss.xml and ejb-jar.xml) so while deploying I get messages saying that the depended MDB is not install yet.
It would be great to get response how to solve this issue for further possible needs.
I'd bet that there was a bug in the MBeans created by the EJB deployer, which I've seen dealing with MDBs and "depends". (but only on redeploy.) I honestly don't know what it is, but it has never worked right since 3.2.
If you can make things work without "depends", then that might be good enough. If you just need it to work, there is a way to have JBoss deploy modules in a certain order:
Again, explain your module layout and messages you see.