Antoine Antoine - 1 month ago 17
Apache Configuration Question

Resolving tomcat proprietaryEvaluate exception on Tomcat 8.0.15 & java 8

I have to switch from an execution environment which is Java 7 & tomcat 7.0.57 to java 8 & tomcat 8.0.15. To do this, I'm testing a webapp which I know that runs well on J7/TOMCAT7.
I'm using maven, which is configured to use java 8, and deployment goes well. Meanwhile, I got this exception during execution time when I try to load my home page :


An error occurred at line: 427 in the jsp file: /index.jsp The method
proprietaryEvaluate(String, Class, PageContext,
ProtectedFunctionMapper, boolean) in the type PageContextImpl is not
applicable for the arguments (String, Class, PageContext,
null)


Full stacktrace :


Stacktrace:
at org.apache.jasper.compiler.DefaultErrorHandler.javacError(DefaultErrorHandler.java:103)
at org.apache.jasper.compiler.ErrorDispatcher.javacError(ErrorDispatcher.java:199)
at org.apache.jasper.compiler.JDTCompiler.generateClass(JDTCompiler.java:450)
at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.compile(Compiler.java:361)
at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.compile(Compiler.java:336)
at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.compile(Compiler.java:323)
at org.apache.jasper.JspCompilationContext.compile(JspCompilationContext.java:564)
at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServletWrapper.service(JspServletWrapper.java:357)
at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.serviceJspFile(JspServlet.java:396)
at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.service(JspServlet.java:340)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:725)
at ev.resourceManager.easyvols.InnerJSPServlet.service(InnerJSPServlet.java:91)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:725)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:291)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206)
at org.apache.tomcat.websocket.server.WsFilter.doFilter(WsFilter.java:52)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:239)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:219)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:106)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:142)
at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:79)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:88)
at org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:537)
at org.apache.coyote.http11.AbstractHttp11Processor.process(AbstractHttp11Processor.java:1085)
at org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol$AbstractConnectionHandler.process(AbstractProtocol.java:658)
at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11NioProtocol$Http11ConnectionHandler.process(Http11NioProtocol.java:222)
at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.NioEndpoint$SocketProcessor.doRun(NioEndpoint.java:1556)
at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.NioEndpoint$SocketProcessor.run(NioEndpoint.java:1513)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(Unknown Source)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source)
at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$WrappingRunnable.run(TaskThread.java:61)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)


Note that I'm not using any framework like Struts or Spring.

What can be the solutions to solve this exception?

Answer

I had this same problem when upgrading and the issue was that my deployed WAR included the jasper jar, which it shouldn't. I removed it since Tomcat provides its own (and the method signature in TC8 differs from the version in TC7) and it works now.