1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 27, 2003 4:55 AM by fortesqque

    Problem solved: MSFT Problem concerning zip/jar files!!!

    fortesqque Newbie

      Thank you nphelps( http://www.jboss.org/profile.jsp?user=1721 )!
      A lot of kudos to you!!!


      It was not that your idea helped me directly. But after I was already thinking I am a "java dumbass" (after 5years
      of experience) I realized the problem was the f**cking windows ntfs filesystem which is case-insensitive.
      The problem with that is: You got a jar - you look at it with a
      zip-viewer (winzip or some other) - you see one folder
      called "META-INF" in your archive. You think everything is
      fine but nothing is fine because in reality there are two
      archives: One "META-INF" and one "meta-inf". That's a real problem because even if you unpack it you only get one "META-INF" dir.
      But for Java there are two dirs. That is against the J2EE spec and JBoss will not start the EJBDeployer. So my tip at the end: If you don't use a OS with a modern filesystem (i.E.: a *ix) - always use java-only tools when working with zips.