1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 17, 2004 4:30 PM by kumar30r

    Error in getResourceAsStream(); Can't read a properties file

    kumar30r Newbie

      I have put a properties file under conf directory in a JAR.
      I am not able to read its contents from one of the beans deployed through the same JAR file.

      Contents of the JAR:
      meta-inf/jboss.xml
      meta-inf/ejb-jar.xml
      conf/process.properties
      com/../.. (other bean classes)



      I am trying to load the file "process.properties" using getClass().getResourceAsStream(name) method.

      In this above call if name="conf/process.properties", I get null as the output from "getClass().getResourceAsStream(name)" call.

      If name="/conf/process.properties" (with a / in front), then "getClass().getResourceAsStream(name)" method seem to return a valid stream but when I use this stream to load a Properties object, it gives me the following error (showing the top portion of a huge stack Trace)

      2004-06-17 15:58:08,325 ERROR [STDERR] java.lang.NullPointerException: name
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at java.util.zip.ZipFile.getEntry(ZipFile.java:141)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at java.util.jar.JarFile.getEntry(JarFile.java:194)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at java.util.jar.JarFile.getJarEntry(JarFile.java:181)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at sun.misc.URLClassPath$JarLoader.getResource(URLClassPath.java:668)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at sun.misc.URLClassPath.getResource(URLClassPath.java:157)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at sun.misc.URLClassPath.getResource(URLClassPath.java:209)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at java.lang.ClassLoader.getBootstrapResource(ClassLoader.java:923)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at java.lang.ClassLoader.getResource(ClassLoader.java:784)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at java.lang.ClassLoader.getResource(ClassLoader.java:782)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at java.lang.ClassLoader.getResource(ClassLoader.java:782)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at java.lang.ClassLoader.getResource(ClassLoader.java:782)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at org.jboss.mx.loading.UnifiedClassLoader.getResourceLocally(UnifiedClassLoader.java:308)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at org.jboss.mx.loading.UnifiedLoaderRepository3.getResourceFromClassLoader(UnifiedLoaderRepository3.java:360)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at org.jboss.mx.loading.UnifiedLoaderRepository3.getResource(UnifiedLoaderRepository3.java:270)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at org.jboss.mx.loading.UnifiedClassLoader3.getResource(UnifiedClassLoader3.java:223)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at java.lang.ClassLoader.getResourceAsStream(ClassLoader.java:969)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at java.lang.Class.getResourceAsStream(Class.java:1323)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at com.test.ebonding.data.EbondingProperties.<init>(EbondingProperties.java:59)
      2004-06-17 15:58:08,335 ERROR [STDERR] at com.test.ebonding.data.EbondingProperties.<clinit>(EbondingProperties.java:27)


      Code Snippet (in the Constructor of com.test.ebonding.data.EbondingProperties class):

      Properties systemProp = new Properties();
      InputStream propFileStream = getClass().getResourceAsStream("conf/Ebonding.properties");
      systemProp.load(propFileStream);


      I am clueless and spent lot of time trying to put this properties under different directories within the JAR. No success.
      Also read about "meta class path" in the MANIFEST file in some forum thread, but now sure what I should set it to.

      I guess, there is something very small that I am missing. Any clues, guys? Thanks a lot.