I am deploying JBoss 3.2.7RC1 on a WinXP box, my services have dependencies stated in the jboss-service.xml but these are being ignored at deploy time during the application bootstrapping... These services deploy as expected when done by hand, but if a shutdown, then restart is executed the dependent service is attempted first, which causes a deployer exception... I did a search of the FAQ, but no mention of similar behavior. A sample descriptor fragment is included below...
using: JBoss 3.2.7RC1 on WinXP, j2sdk1.4.2._05
<server> <mbean code="my.fully.qualified.ClassName" name="my:service=dependentServiceName"> <depends>my:service=dependsOnServiceName</depends> </mbean> </server>
Dependencies only affect the create/start/stop/destroy lifecycle operation invocation. They do not affect when a service is deployed as an mbean to the jmx microkernel. Read through chap2 of the online admin/devel guide for more info on dependencies.