3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 25, 2009 2:33 PM by David Fuchs

    How to diagnose a web deployment problem?

    David Fuchs Newbie

      Hello,

      I'm trying to learn SEAM, and am having trouble deploying my SEAM web application EAR on JBoss 4.2.3.GA. This is not a SEAM question, though! This question is about learning to diagnose web application deployment problems in general.

      Because the deployment error with my SEAM app was so vague, I decided to experiment by breaking an existing JSF web application and deploying it to see if I could figure out how to fix it (pretending I didn't know what I did to break it).

      What I've done is remove all the commons-*.jar files from the WAR file inside the EAR of a working webapp. This deployment worked perfectly before I removed these files. Now, however, I get the error below. This error certainly does not lead me to recognize the source of the issue; all it really does is tell me the issue is with the WAR deployment.

      Now, I'm thinking that behind the scenes, there must be a ClassNotFoundException or ClassDefNotFoundError, or *something* that would indicate an attempt to access one of the missing classes. Is this a correct assumption, and if so, how do I ensure such an error is logged? Knowing this would allow me to determine and package the missing dependencies.

      As an additional note, I've also run the same type of test by deploying just a stripped down WAR file. The results were the same (minus the stuff at the end about the EJBs and JPA persistence unit, of course).

      Thanks very much for your time!

      2009-03-18 13:05:39,637 WARN [org.jboss.system.ServiceController] Problem starting service jboss.web.deployment:war=EdgePoint-web-0.1.war,id=-1646062821
      org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: URL file:/C:/DEVEL/JAVA/jboss-4.2.3.GA/server/default/tmp/deploy/tmp20551EdgePoint-0.1.ear-contents/EdgePoint-web-0.1-exp.war/ deployment
      failed
       at org.jboss.web.tomcat.service.TomcatDeployer.performDeployInternal(TomcatDeployer.java:386)
       at org.jboss.web.tomcat.service.TomcatDeployer.performDeploy(TomcatDeployer.java:104)
       at org.jboss.web.AbstractWebDeployer.start(AbstractWebDeployer.java:375)
       at org.jboss.web.WebModule.startModule(WebModule.java:83)
       at org.jboss.web.WebModule.startService(WebModule.java:61)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.jbossInternalStart(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:289)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.jbossInternalLifecycle(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:245)
       at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor3.invoke(Unknown Source)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:86)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceController$ServiceProxy.invoke(ServiceController.java:978)
       at $Proxy0.start(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceController.start(ServiceController.java:417)
       at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor9.invoke(Unknown Source)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:86)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
       at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
       at $Proxy44.start(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.web.AbstractWebContainer.start(AbstractWebContainer.java:466)
       at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
       at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.AbstractInterceptor.invoke(AbstractInterceptor.java:133)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.invoke(ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.java:142)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.DynamicInterceptor.invoke(DynamicInterceptor.java:97)
       at org.jboss.system.InterceptorServiceMBeanSupport.invokeNext(InterceptorServiceMBeanSupport.java:238)
       at org.jboss.wsf.container.jboss42.DeployerInterceptor.start(DeployerInterceptor.java:87)
       at org.jboss.deployment.SubDeployerInterceptorSupport$XMBeanInterceptor.start(SubDeployerInterceptorSupport.java:188)
       at org.jboss.deployment.SubDeployerInterceptor.invoke(SubDeployerInterceptor.java:95)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
       at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
       at $Proxy45.start(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.start(MainDeployer.java:1025)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.start(MainDeployer.java:1015)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:819)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:782)
       at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor20.invoke(Unknown Source)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.AbstractInterceptor.invoke(AbstractInterceptor.java:133)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.invoke(ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.java:142)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
       at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
       at $Proxy9.deploy(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.deploy(URLDeploymentScanner.java:421)
       at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.scan(URLDeploymentScanner.java:634)
       at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.AbstractDeploymentScanner$ScannerThread.doScan(AbstractDeploymentScanner.java:263)
       at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.AbstractDeploymentScanner.startService(AbstractDeploymentScanner.java:336)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.jbossInternalStart(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:289)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.jbossInternalLifecycle(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:245)
       at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor3.invoke(Unknown Source)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:86)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceController$ServiceProxy.invoke(ServiceController.java:978)
       at $Proxy0.start(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceController.start(ServiceController.java:417)
       at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor9.invoke(Unknown Source)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:86)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
       at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
       at $Proxy4.start(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.deployment.SARDeployer.start(SARDeployer.java:304)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.start(MainDeployer.java:1025)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:819)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:782)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:766)
       at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
       at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.AbstractInterceptor.invoke(AbstractInterceptor.java:133)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.invoke(ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.java:142)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
       at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
       at $Proxy5.deploy(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.doStart(ServerImpl.java:482)
       at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.start(ServerImpl.java:362)
       at org.jboss.Main.boot(Main.java:200)
       at org.jboss.Main$1.run(Main.java:508)
       at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595)
      2009-03-18 13:05:39,854 ERROR [org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer] Could not start deployment: file:/C:/DEVEL/JAVA/jboss-4.2.3.GA/server/default/tmp/deploy/tmp20551EdgePoint-0.1.ear
      -contents/EdgePoint-web-0.1.war
      org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: URL file:/C:/DEVEL/JAVA/jboss-4.2.3.GA/server/default/tmp/deploy/tmp20551EdgePoint-0.1.ear-contents/EdgePoint-web-0.1-exp.war/ deployment
      failed
       at org.jboss.web.tomcat.service.TomcatDeployer.performDeployInternal(TomcatDeployer.java:386)
       at org.jboss.web.tomcat.service.TomcatDeployer.performDeploy(TomcatDeployer.java:104)
       at org.jboss.web.AbstractWebDeployer.start(AbstractWebDeployer.java:375)
       at org.jboss.web.WebModule.startModule(WebModule.java:83)
       at org.jboss.web.WebModule.startService(WebModule.java:61)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.jbossInternalStart(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:289)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.jbossInternalLifecycle(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:245)
       at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor3.invoke(Unknown Source)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:86)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceController$ServiceProxy.invoke(ServiceController.java:978)
       at $Proxy0.start(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceController.start(ServiceController.java:417)
       at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor9.invoke(Unknown Source)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:86)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
       at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
       at $Proxy44.start(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.web.AbstractWebContainer.start(AbstractWebContainer.java:466)
       at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
       at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.AbstractInterceptor.invoke(AbstractInterceptor.java:133)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.invoke(ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.java:142)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.DynamicInterceptor.invoke(DynamicInterceptor.java:97)
       at org.jboss.system.InterceptorServiceMBeanSupport.invokeNext(InterceptorServiceMBeanSupport.java:238)
       at org.jboss.wsf.container.jboss42.DeployerInterceptor.start(DeployerInterceptor.java:87)
       at org.jboss.deployment.SubDeployerInterceptorSupport$XMBeanInterceptor.start(SubDeployerInterceptorSupport.java:188)
       at org.jboss.deployment.SubDeployerInterceptor.invoke(SubDeployerInterceptor.java:95)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
       at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
       at $Proxy45.start(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.start(MainDeployer.java:1025)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.start(MainDeployer.java:1015)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:819)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:782)
       at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor20.invoke(Unknown Source)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.AbstractInterceptor.invoke(AbstractInterceptor.java:133)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.invoke(ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.java:142)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
       at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
       at $Proxy9.deploy(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.deploy(URLDeploymentScanner.java:421)
       at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.scan(URLDeploymentScanner.java:634)
       at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.AbstractDeploymentScanner$ScannerThread.doScan(AbstractDeploymentScanner.java:263)
       at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.AbstractDeploymentScanner.startService(AbstractDeploymentScanner.java:336)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.jbossInternalStart(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:289)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.jbossInternalLifecycle(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:245)
       at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor3.invoke(Unknown Source)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:86)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceController$ServiceProxy.invoke(ServiceController.java:978)
       at $Proxy0.start(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.system.ServiceController.start(ServiceController.java:417)
       at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor9.invoke(Unknown Source)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:86)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
       at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
       at $Proxy4.start(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.deployment.SARDeployer.start(SARDeployer.java:304)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.start(MainDeployer.java:1025)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:819)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:782)
       at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:766)
       at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
       at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.AbstractInterceptor.invoke(AbstractInterceptor.java:133)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
       at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.invoke(ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.java:142)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
       at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
       at $Proxy5.deploy(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.doStart(ServerImpl.java:482)
       at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.start(ServerImpl.java:362)
       at org.jboss.Main.boot(Main.java:200)
       at org.jboss.Main$1.run(Main.java:508)
       at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595)
      2009-03-18 13:05:40,019 ERROR [org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner] Incomplete Deployment listing:
      
      --- Incompletely deployed packages ---
      org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentInfo@c8a58f91 { url=file:/C:/DEVEL/JAVA/jboss-4.2.3.GA/server/default/deploy/EdgePoint-0.1.ear }
       deployer: org.jboss.deployment.EARDeployer@c135d6
       status: Deployment FAILED reason: URL file:/C:/DEVEL/JAVA/jboss-4.2.3.GA/server/default/tmp/deploy/tmp20551EdgePoint-0.1.ear-contents/EdgePoint-web-0.1-exp.war/ deployment failed
      
       state: FAILED
       watch: file:/C:/DEVEL/JAVA/jboss-4.2.3.GA/server/default/deploy/EdgePoint-0.1.ear
       altDD: null
       lastDeployed: 1237406735849
       lastModified: 1237406735010
       mbeans:
       jboss.j2ee:ear=EdgePoint-0.1.ear,jar=Messenger-impl-0.1.jar,name=Messenger,service=EJB3 state: Started
       persistence.units:ear=EdgePoint-0.1.ear,jar=PhoneRegistry-impl-0.1.jar,unitName=SIM state: Started
       jboss.j2ee:ear=EdgePoint-0.1.ear,jar=PhoneRegistry-impl-0.1.jar,name=PhoneRegistry,service=EJB3 state: Started
      
      --- MBeans waiting for other MBeans ---
      ObjectName: jboss.web.deployment:war=EdgePoint-web-0.1.war,id=-1646062821
       State: FAILED
       Reason: org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: URL file:/C:/DEVEL/JAVA/jboss-4.2.3.GA/server/default/tmp/deploy/tmp20551EdgePoint-0.1.ear-contents/EdgePoint-web-0.1-exp.war/ d
      eployment failed
      
      --- MBEANS THAT ARE THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM ---
      ObjectName: jboss.web.deployment:war=EdgePoint-web-0.1.war,id=-1646062821
       State: FAILED
       Reason: org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: URL file:/C:/DEVEL/JAVA/jboss-4.2.3.GA/server/default/tmp/deploy/tmp20551EdgePoint-0.1.ear-contents/EdgePoint-web-0.1-exp.war/ d
      eployment failed
      
      
      2009-03-18 13:05:40,131 INFO [org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol] Starting Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http-0.0.0.0-8080
      2009-03-18 13:05:40,242 INFO [org.apache.coyote.ajp.AjpProtocol] Starting Coyote AJP/1.3 on ajp-127.0.0.1-8009
      2009-03-18 13:05:40,251 INFO [org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl] JBoss (MX MicroKernel) [4.2.3.GA (build: SVNTag=JBoss_4_2_3_GA date=200807181417)] Started in 22s:548ms
      


        • 1. Re: How to diagnose a web deployment problem?
          Peter Johnson Master

          I concur with your assumption that some code somewhere "swallowed" the ClassNotFoundException, and just returned an invalid result which then caused this error. Sometimes the server.log file provides more information about such errors. But I always hate it when code does things like this - makes it impossible to debug, as you found out.

          • 2. Re: How to diagnose a web deployment problem?
            David Fuchs Newbie

            Thanks for your response Peter.

            I did check the log files, but there was no additional information to work with. Perhaps there's a specific class/package I can add a log appender for, to see the reason for the failed deployment?

            I'll keep tinkering with it - in the meantime, hopefully someone else has run across the same thing and has found an answer and can post here.

            • 3. Re: How to diagnose a web deployment problem?
              David Fuchs Newbie

              I've made some progress on this issue.

              By adding logging for the WebappClassLoader, I am able to see where the failure is. Depending on which JARs I'm missing, the errors are more or less obvious - here is an obvious one, where commons-beanutils is missing:

              2009-03-25 11:09:33,033 DEBUG [org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader] Could not clean fields for class org.apache.commons.digester.SetPropertyRule
              java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/commons/beanutils/DynaProperty
              


              Other not-so-obvious errors look like the log snippet below. The first four lines of this output show that it's trying to load a class from the missing commons-digester JAR. It fails to find the class and delegates to java.net.FactoryURLClassLoader. Now, there are other classes that the container provides that show the exact same text as this, so unless one knows that commons-digester is not included with the container, the error won't stand out to them.

              I added DEBUG logging for java.net.FactoryURLClassLoader to see if I could follow the problem a bit more, but nothing showed up in my logs for this class.

              As a side-note, I couldn't help but notice the lines following those four - the ones about log4j. They seem unrelated, but these lines only show up in a few places, and one of those places happens to be after an attempt to load a class that doesn't exist (coincidence?). For now I'm going to assume it has no relationship with the problem.

              11:14:38,258 DEBUG [org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader] loadClass(org.apache.commons.digester.Digester, false)
              11:14:38,261 DEBUG [org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader] Searching local repositories
              11:14:38,264 DEBUG [org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader] findClass(org.apache.commons.digester.Digester)
              11:14:38,266 DEBUG [org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader] Delegating to parent classloader at end: java.net.FactoryURLClassLoader@1b2601c
              11:14:38,275 DEBUG [org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader] Not setting field logger to null in object of class org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Log4JLogger because the referenced object was of type org.apache.log4j.Logger which was not loaded by this WebappClassLoader.
              11:14:38,279 DEBUG [org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader] Not setting field name to null in object of class org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Log4JLogger because the referenced object was of type java.lang.String which was not loaded by this WebappClassLoader.
              11:14:38,282 DEBUG [org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader] Not setting field logger to null in object of class org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Log4JLogger because the referenced object was of type org.apache.log4j.Logger which was not loaded by this WebappClassLoader.
              11:14:38,286 DEBUG [org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader] Not setting field name to null in object of class org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Log4JLogger because the referenced object was of type java.lang.String which was not loaded by this WebappClassLoader.
              11:14:38,291 DEBUG [org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader] Not setting field logger to null in object of class org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Log4JLogger because the referenced object was of type org.apache.log4j.Logger which was not loaded by this WebappClassLoader.
              11:14:38,296 DEBUG [org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader] Not setting field name to null in object of class org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Log4JLogger because the referenced object was of type java.lang.String which was not loaded by this WebappClassLoader.
              


              If anyone has any more insight into debugging web deployment issues, please add them!