0 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2007 6:31 PM by Matthew Excell

    Reflection issue with jars in ear/lib directory in 4.2.0CR2

    Matthew Excell Newbie

      Using 4.2.0CR2.

      I am using TestNG from within a Stateless Session Bean. The TestNG jar for jdk1.5 is in the ear/lib directory, and I can import the main TestNG class just fine, so I know it is actually on the classpath. TestNG uses reflection internally to load and instantiate some TestRunners, etc. I get:

      java.lang.NoSuchMethodException: org.testng.internal.annotations.JDK15AnnotationFinder.<init>(org.testng.internal.annotations.IAnnotationTransformer)

      The relevant section of ClassHelper.java is:

       try {
       Class clazz= forName(JDK5_ANNOTATIONFINDER_CLASS);
       Constructor ctor= clazz.getConstructor(new Class[] {IAnnotationTransformer.class});//Exception here
       return (IAnnotationFinder) ctor.newInstance(new Object[] {annoTransformer});
       catch(Exception ex) {
       throw new TestNGException("Cannot create/initialize the JDK5 annotation finder " + JDK5_ANNOTATIONFINDER_CLASS, ex);

      Please note that I added the comment showing which line throws the exception (line 175)

      It works fine when called from the web context if the jar is in WEB-INF/lib, but that doesn't meet our needs.

      According to http://jira.jboss.com/jira/browse/JBAS-4037 the lib directory within an ear should work as defined in the EE5 spec - Does that not include reflection? (Or is this a bug?)

      Thanks in advance for any help you can supply.