Dengke Sha Dengke Sha - 3 months ago 17
Java Question

Spring Boot Error: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.apache.tomcat.util.scan.StandardJarScanner.setJarScanFilter

I am currently writing an API backend using Spring which I want to deploy on to a production server using Spring Boot.

If I run the backend in Eclipse compiling to a war (specified in Maven), and using Tomcat 7, it runs without a problem.

However as I want to deploy to the server I am using Spring Boot.

Application.java

package com.ninjasquare.server;

import java.util.Arrays;

import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;
import org.springframework.context.ApplicationContext;

@SpringBootApplication
public class Application {

public static void main(String[] args) {
ApplicationContext ctx = SpringApplication.run(Application.class, args);

System.out.println("NinjaSquare server up and running with Spring Boot!");

System.out.println("Let's inspect the beans provided by Spring Boot:");

String[] beanNames = ctx.getBeanDefinitionNames();
Arrays.sort(beanNames);
for (String beanName : beanNames) {
System.out.println(beanName);
}

}

}


pom.xml

<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">
<modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
<groupId>com.ninjasquare</groupId>
<artifactId>NinjaSquareServer</artifactId>
<!-- Server Deployment Change Required: 1. Change war to jar -->
<packaging>war</packaging>
<version>0.0.1-SNAPSHOT</version>

<!-- Spring Boot related config -->

<parent>
<groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-boot-starter-parent</artifactId>
<version>1.2.3.RELEASE</version>
</parent>

<properties>
<java-version>1.7</java-version>
<!-- Note: By default Spring Boot uses Tomcat 8. We set this so we can use Tomcat 7. -->
<!-- <tomcat.version>7.0.59</tomcat.version> -->
<!-- <org.springframework-version>4.1.6.RELEASE</org.springframework-version> -->

<org.springframework-version>3.1.1.RELEASE</org.springframework-version>
<org.aspectj-version>1.6.10</org.aspectj-version>
<org.slf4j-version>1.6.6</org.slf4j-version>
<jersey.version>1.8</jersey.version>
<org.springframework.data.version>2.2.0.RELEASE</org.springframework.data.version>
<org.springframework.spring-test>2.5</org.springframework.spring-test>
<log4j.version>1.2.15</log4j.version>
<javax.inject.version>1</javax.inject.version>
<javax.servlet.version>3.0.1</javax.servlet.version>
<javax.servlet.jsp.version>2.1</javax.servlet.jsp.version>
<javax.servlet.jstl.version>1.2</javax.servlet.jstl.version>

<spring-social-facebook-version>1.1.1.RELEASE</spring-social-facebook-version>

<junit.version>4.4</junit.version>
<cglib.version>2.2.2</cglib.version>
<org.hibernate.version>4.3.1.Final</org.hibernate.version>
<com.github.jsimone.version>7.0.22.3</com.github.jsimone.version>
<org.neo4j.app.version>1.8.2</org.neo4j.app.version>
<spring-data-neo4j.version>2.0.1.RELEASE</spring-data-neo4j.version>
<maven-eclipse-plugin.version>2.9</maven-eclipse-plugin.version>
<org.apache.maven.plugins.version>2.5.1</org.apache.maven.plugins.version>
<org.codehaus.mojo>1.2.1</org.codehaus.mojo>
<org.apache.maven.plugins.maven-dependency-plugin>2.4</org.apache.maven.plugins.maven-dependency-plugin>
<org.apache.maven.plugins.maven-surefire-plugin>2.6</org.apache.maven.plugins.maven-surefire-plugin>
</properties>

<dependencies>
<!-- Server Deployment Change Required: 2. Include our custom JAR. For now, patch this code on the server manually.
Note: This JAR needs to be installed with maven install:install-file on the server -->
<!--
<dependency>
<groupId>com.ninjasquare.common</groupId>
<artifactId>ninjasquarecommon</artifactId>
<version>0.01</version>
</dependency>
-->

<!-- Spring Boot dependency -->

<!-- Import dependency management from Spring Boot -->
<!--
<dependency>
<groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-boot-dependencies</artifactId>
<version>1.2.3.RELEASE</version>
<type>pom</type>
<scope>import</scope>
</dependency>
-->

<dependency>
<groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-boot-starter-web</artifactId>
</dependency>

<!-- Was this code missing before? -->
<dependency>
<groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-core</artifactId>
<version>4.1.6.RELEASE</version>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>javax.el</groupId>
<artifactId>el-api</artifactId>
<version>2.2</version>
<scope>provided</scope>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>org.glassfish.web</groupId>
<artifactId>el-impl</artifactId>
<version>2.2</version>
</dependency>

<!-- Jackson/Jersey deps -->
<dependency>
<groupId>com.sun.jersey</groupId>
<artifactId>jersey-core</artifactId>
<version>${jersey.version}</version>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>com.sun.jersey</groupId>
<artifactId>jersey-server</artifactId>
<version>${jersey.version}</version>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>com.sun.jersey</groupId>
<artifactId>jersey-json</artifactId>
<version>${jersey.version}</version>
</dependency>

<!-- SDN -->
<dependency>
<groupId>org.springframework.data</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-data-neo4j</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${org.springframework.data.version}</version> -->
</dependency>

<!-- Spring -->
<dependency>
<groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-test</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${org.springframework.spring-test}</version> -->
</dependency>

<!-- Spring -->
<dependency>
<groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-context</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${org.springframework-version}</version> -->
<exclusions>
<!-- Exclude Commons Logging in favor of SLF4j -->
<exclusion>
<groupId>commons-logging</groupId>
<artifactId>commons-logging</artifactId>
</exclusion>
</exclusions>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-webmvc</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${org.springframework-version}</version> -->
</dependency>

<!-- AspectJ -->
<dependency>
<groupId>org.aspectj</groupId>
<artifactId>aspectjrt</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${org.aspectj-version}</version> -->
</dependency>

<!-- Logging -->
<dependency>
<groupId>log4j</groupId>
<artifactId>log4j</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${log4j.version}</version> -->
<exclusions>
<exclusion>
<groupId>javax.mail</groupId>
<artifactId>mail</artifactId>
</exclusion>
<exclusion>
<groupId>javax.jms</groupId>
<artifactId>jms</artifactId>
</exclusion>
<exclusion>
<groupId>com.sun.jdmk</groupId>
<artifactId>jmxtools</artifactId>
</exclusion>
<exclusion>
<groupId>com.sun.jmx</groupId>
<artifactId>jmxri</artifactId>
</exclusion>
</exclusions>
</dependency>

<!-- @Inject -->
<dependency>
<groupId>javax.inject</groupId>
<artifactId>javax.inject</artifactId>
<version>${javax.inject.version}</version>
</dependency>

<!-- Servlet -->
<dependency>
<groupId>javax.servlet</groupId>
<artifactId>javax.servlet-api</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${javax.servlet.version}</version> -->
<scope>provided</scope>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>javax.servlet.jsp</groupId>
<artifactId>jsp-api</artifactId>
<version>${javax.servlet.jsp.version}</version>
<scope>provided</scope>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>javax.servlet</groupId>
<artifactId>jstl</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${javax.servlet.jstl.version}</version> -->
</dependency>

<!-- Import Spring Social libraries -->
<dependency>
<groupId>org.springframework.social</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-social-facebook</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${spring-social-facebook-version}</version> -->
</dependency>

<!-- additional libraries required by neo/spring... -->
<dependency>
<groupId>junit</groupId>
<artifactId>junit</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${junit.version}</version> -->
<scope>test</scope>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>cglib</groupId>
<artifactId>cglib</artifactId>
<version>${cglib.version}</version>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>org.hibernate</groupId>
<artifactId>hibernate-validator</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${org.hibernate.version}</version> -->
</dependency>


<!-- execute immediately support... -->
<dependency>
<groupId>com.github.jsimone</groupId>
<artifactId>webapp-runner</artifactId>
<version>${com.github.jsimone.version}</version>
<scope>provided</scope>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>com.sun.jersey.contribs</groupId>
<artifactId>jersey-spring</artifactId>
<version>${jersey.version}</version>
<exclusions>
<exclusion>
<groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
<artifactId>spring</artifactId>
</exclusion>
<exclusion>
<groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-aop</artifactId>
</exclusion>
<exclusion>
<groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-core</artifactId>
</exclusion>
<exclusion>
<groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-web</artifactId>
</exclusion>
<exclusion>
<groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-beans</artifactId>
</exclusion>
<exclusion>
<groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-context</artifactId>
</exclusion>
</exclusions>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>org.neo4j.app</groupId>
<artifactId>neo4j-server</artifactId>
<version>${org.neo4j.app.version}</version>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.neo4j.app</groupId>
<artifactId>neo4j-server</artifactId>
<classifier>static-web</classifier>
<version>${org.neo4j.app.version}</version>
</dependency>

<!--
<dependency>
<groupId>org.springframework.data</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-data-neo4j-rest</artifactId>
<version>${spring-data-neo4j.version}</version>
</dependency> -->

<dependency>
<groupId>org.simpleframework</groupId>
<artifactId>simple-xml</artifactId>
<version>2.7</version>
</dependency>

</dependencies>
<build>
<plugins>
<!-- Plugin for Spring Boot Maven -->
<plugin>
<groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
<artifactId>spring-boot-maven-plugin</artifactId>
</plugin>
<plugin>
<artifactId>maven-eclipse-plugin</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${maven-eclipse-plugin.version}</version> -->
<configuration>
<additionalProjectnatures>
<projectnature>org.springframework.ide.eclipse.core.springnature</projectnature>
</additionalProjectnatures>
<additionalBuildcommands>
<buildcommand>org.springframework.ide.eclipse.core.springbuilder</buildcommand>
</additionalBuildcommands>
<downloadSources>true</downloadSources>
<downloadJavadocs>true</downloadJavadocs>
</configuration>
</plugin>
<plugin>
<groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
<artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${org.apache.maven.plugins.version}</version> -->
<configuration>
<source>${java-version}</source>
<target>${java-version}</target>
<compilerArgument>-Xlint:all</compilerArgument>
<showWarnings>true</showWarnings>
<showDeprecation>true</showDeprecation>
</configuration>
</plugin>
<plugin>
<groupId>org.codehaus.mojo</groupId>
<artifactId>exec-maven-plugin</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${org.codehaus.mojo}</version> -->
<configuration>
<mainClass>org.test.int1.Main</mainClass>
</configuration>
</plugin>
<!-- enable execution environment... -->
<!-- <plugin>
<groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
<artifactId>maven-dependency-plugin</artifactId>
<version>${org.apache.maven.plugins.maven-dependency-plugin}</version>
<executions>
<execution>
<phase>package</phase>
<goals>
<goal>copy</goal>
</goals>
<configuration>
<artifactItems>
<artifactItem>
<groupId>com.github.jsimone</groupId>
<artifactId>webapp-runner</artifactId>
<version>${com.github.jsimone.version}</version>
<destFileName>webapp-runner.jar</destFileName>
</artifactItem>
</artifactItems>
</configuration>
</execution>
</executions>
</plugin> -->

<!-- get Spring, Maven & JUnit test working... -->
<plugin>
<groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
<artifactId>maven-surefire-plugin</artifactId>
<!-- <version>${org.apache.maven.plugins.maven-surefire-plugin}</version> -->
<dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.apache.maven.surefire</groupId>
<artifactId>surefire-junit47</artifactId>
<version>${org.apache.maven.plugins.maven-surefire-plugin}</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>
<configuration>
<includes>
<include>**/testcases/*.class</include>
</includes>
</configuration>
</plugin>

</plugins>
</build>
</project>


When I copy the whole project over to my linux server, and I run maven package, the code compiles without a problem. When I then run the generated jar file with java -jar [name of file] I get the following error:

09:17:26.946 [main] ERROR o.s.boot.SpringApplication - Application startup failed
org.springframework.context.ApplicationContextException: Unable to start embedded container; nested exception is java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.apache.tomcat.util.scan.StandardJarScanner.setJarScanFilter(Lorg/apache/tomcat/JarScanFilter;)V
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.onRefresh(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:133) ~[spring-boot-1.2.3.RELEASE.jar!/:1.2.3.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:474) ~[spring-context-4.1.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.1.6.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.refresh(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:118) ~[spring-boot-1.2.3.RELEASE.jar!/:1.2.3.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.refresh(SpringApplication.java:686) [spring-boot-1.2.3.RELEASE.jar!/:1.2.3.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.run(SpringApplication.java:320) [spring-boot-1.2.3.RELEASE.jar!/:1.2.3.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.run(SpringApplication.java:957) [spring-boot-1.2.3.RELEASE.jar!/:1.2.3.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.run(SpringApplication.java:946) [spring-boot-1.2.3.RELEASE.jar!/:1.2.3.RELEASE]
at com.ninjasquare.server.Application.main(Application.java:13) [NinjaSquareServer-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar!/:0.0.1-SNAPSHOT]
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) ~[na:1.7.0_75]
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57) ~[na:1.7.0_75]
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) ~[na:1.7.0_75]
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606) ~[na:1.7.0_75]
at org.springframework.boot.loader.MainMethodRunner.run(MainMethodRunner.java:53) [NinjaSquareServer-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar!/:0.0.1-SNAPSHOT]
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745) [na:1.7.0_75]
Caused by: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.apache.tomcat.util.scan.StandardJarScanner.setJarScanFilter(Lorg/apache/tomcat/JarScanFilter;)V
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.tomcat.SkipPatternJarScanner$Tomcat8TldSkipSetter.setSkipPattern(SkipPatternJarScanner.java:106) ~[spring-boot-1.2.3.RELEASE.jar!/:1.2.3.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.tomcat.SkipPatternJarScanner.setPatternToTomcat8SkipFilter(SkipPatternJarScanner.java:61) ~[spring-boot-1.2.3.RELEASE.jar!/:1.2.3.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.tomcat.SkipPatternJarScanner.<init>(SkipPatternJarScanner.java:56) ~[spring-boot-1.2.3.RELEASE.jar!/:1.2.3.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.tomcat.SkipPatternJarScanner.apply(SkipPatternJarScanner.java:87) ~[spring-boot-1.2.3.RELEASE.jar!/:1.2.3.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.tomcat.TomcatEmbeddedServletContainerFactory.prepareContext(TomcatEmbeddedServletContainerFactory.java:168) ~[spring-boot-1.2.3.RELEASE.jar!/:1.2.3.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.tomcat.TomcatEmbeddedServletContainerFactory.getEmbeddedServletContainer(TomcatEmbeddedServletContainerFactory.java:154) ~[spring-boot-1.2.3.RELEASE.jar!/:1.2.3.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.createEmbeddedServletContainer(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:157) ~[spring-boot-1.2.3.RELEASE.jar!/:1.2.3.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.onRefresh(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:130) ~[spring-boot-1.2.3.RELEASE.jar!/:1.2.3.RELEASE]
... 13 common frames omitted


I think the issue is because I don't have the right versions of Spring/Spring Boot running (perhaps it's trying to use an incorrect version of Tomcat so the method doesn't exist?)

Update 2015-04-06: I tried kucing_terbang's suggestion of using spring boot v1.1.10 but now get the error as follows:

[Stacktrace deleted, as out of space for stackoverflow question, refer to stacktrace of v1.1.12.RELEASE below]


Update 2015-04-07: I then tried with v1.1.12.RELEASE which gave similar errors:

07:41:29.917 [main] INFO o.s.b.f.a.AutowiredAnnotationBeanPostProcessor - JSR-330 'javax.inject.Inject' annotation found and supported for autowiring
07:41:29.949 [main] WARN o.s.b.c.e.AnnotationConfigEmbeddedWebApplicationContext - Exception encountered during context initialization - cancelling refresh attempt
org.springframework.context.ApplicationContextException: Unable to start embedded container; nested exception is org.springframework.context.ApplicationContextException: Unable to start EmbeddedWebApplicationContext due to missing EmbeddedServletContainerFactory bean.
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.onRefresh(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:124) [spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:476) ~[spring-context-4.0.9.RELEASE.jar!/:4.0.9.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.refresh(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:109) [spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.refresh(SpringApplication.java:691) [spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.run(SpringApplication.java:320) [spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.run(SpringApplication.java:952) [spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.run(SpringApplication.java:941) [spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at com.ninjasquare.server.Application.main(Application.java:13) [NinjaSquareServer-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar!/:na]
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) ~[na:1.7.0_75]
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57) ~[na:1.7.0_75]
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) ~[na:1.7.0_75]
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606) ~[na:1.7.0_75]
at org.springframework.boot.loader.MainMethodRunner.run(MainMethodRunner.java:53) [NinjaSquareServer-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar!/:na]
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745) [na:1.7.0_75]
Caused by: org.springframework.context.ApplicationContextException: Unable to start EmbeddedWebApplicationContext due to missing EmbeddedServletContainerFactory bean.
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.getEmbeddedServletContainerFactory(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:174) [spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.createEmbeddedServletContainer(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:147) [spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.onRefresh(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:121) [spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
... 13 common frames omitted

07:41:29.952 [main] ERROR o.s.boot.SpringApplication - Application startup failed
org.springframework.context.ApplicationContextException: Unable to start embedded container; nested exception is org.springframework.context.ApplicationContextException: Unable to start EmbeddedWebApplicationContext due to missing EmbeddedServletContainerFactory bean.
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.onRefresh(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:124) ~[spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:476) ~[spring-context-4.0.9.RELEASE.jar!/:4.0.9.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.refresh(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:109) ~[spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.refresh(SpringApplication.java:691) [spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.run(SpringApplication.java:320) [spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.run(SpringApplication.java:952) [spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.run(SpringApplication.java:941) [spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at com.ninjasquare.server.Application.main(Application.java:13) [NinjaSquareServer-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar!/:na]
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) ~[na:1.7.0_75]
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57) ~[na:1.7.0_75]
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) ~[na:1.7.0_75]
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606) ~[na:1.7.0_75]
at org.springframework.boot.loader.MainMethodRunner.run(MainMethodRunner.java:53) [NinjaSquareServer-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar!/:na]
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745) [na:1.7.0_75]
Caused by: org.springframework.context.ApplicationContextException: Unable to start EmbeddedWebApplicationContext due to missing EmbeddedServletContainerFactory bean.
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.getEmbeddedServletContainerFactory(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:174) ~[spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.createEmbeddedServletContainer(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:147) ~[spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.onRefresh(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:121) ~[spring-boot-1.1.12.RELEASE.jar!/:1.1.12.RELEASE]
... 13 common frames omitted


I then tried a mvn clean and mvn package again, which gave me the following error on compile:

[ERROR] COMPILATION ERROR :
[INFO] -------------------------------------------------------------
[ERROR] /home/dengke/test_garden/NinjaSquareServer-DS-ServerDeploymentPOC-2015-04-04/src/main/java/com/ninjasquare/server/Application.java:[6,46] cannot find symbol
symbol: class SpringBootApplication
location: package org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure
[ERROR] /home/dengke/test_garden/NinjaSquareServer-DS-ServerDeploymentPOC-2015-04-04/src/main/java/com/ninjasquare/server/Application.java:[9,2] cannot find symbol
symbol: class SpringBootApplication
[ERROR] /home/dengke/test_garden/NinjaSquareServer-DS-ServerDeploymentPOC-2015-04-04/src/main/java/com/ninjasquare/server/Application.java:[6,46] cannot find symbol
symbol: class SpringBootApplication
location: package org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure
[ERROR] /home/dengke/test_garden/NinjaSquareServer-DS-ServerDeploymentPOC-2015-04-04/src/main/java/com/ninjasquare/server/Application.java:[9,2] cannot find symbol
symbol: class SpringBootApplication
[INFO] 4 errors
[INFO] -------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] BUILD FAILURE
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] Total time: 12.839s
[INFO] Finished at: Tue Apr 07 07:31:41 BST 2015
[INFO] Final Memory: 24M/63M
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[ERROR] Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-compiler-plugin:3.1:compile (default-compile) on project NinjaSquareServer: Compilation failure: Compilation failure:
[ERROR] /home/dengke/test_garden/NinjaSquareServer-DS-ServerDeploymentPOC-2015-04-04/src/main/java/com/ninjasquare/server/Application.java:[6,46] cannot find symbol
[ERROR] symbol: class SpringBootApplication
[ERROR] location: package org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure
[ERROR] /home/dengke/test_garden/NinjaSquareServer-DS-ServerDeploymentPOC-2015-04-04/src/main/java/com/ninjasquare/server/Application.java:[9,2] cannot find symbol
[ERROR] symbol: class SpringBootApplication
[ERROR] /home/dengke/test_garden/NinjaSquareServer-DS-ServerDeploymentPOC-2015-04-04/src/main/java/com/ninjasquare/server/Application.java:[6,46] cannot find symbol
[ERROR] symbol: class SpringBootApplication
[ERROR] location: package org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure
[ERROR] /home/dengke/test_garden/NinjaSquareServer-DS-ServerDeploymentPOC-2015-04-04/src/main/java/com/ninjasquare/server/Application.java:[9,2] cannot find symbol
[ERROR] symbol: class SpringBootApplication
[ERROR] -> [Help 1]


However if I using v1.2.3.RELEASE I don't get the compile error, and if I then change to v1.1.12.RELEASE and run mvn package without a clean, I don't get the error either (but I get the error when running the jar as before).

Perhaps this is indicative of a deeper issue?

Any help with this issue would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

Answer

I tried to run your code in my local pc and there was an error similar like what happened in your place. And, these are the steps that I did to remove those error.

  1. Update the spring boot version

    <parent>
        <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
        <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-parent</artifactId>
        <version>1.1.12.RELEASE</version>
    </parent>
    
  2. Update your main class as @SpringBootApplication annotation only exists after spring boot version 1.2.0

    @Configuration
    @EnableAutoConfiguration
    @ComponentScan
    public class Application {
         public static void main(String[] args) {
                ApplicationContext ctx = SpringApplication.run(Application.class, args);
    
                System.out.println("NinjaSquare server up and running with Spring Boot!");
                System.out.println("Let's inspect the beans provided by Spring Boot:");
    
                String[] beanNames = ctx.getBeanDefinitionNames();
                Arrays.sort(beanNames);
                for (String beanName : beanNames) {
                    System.out.println(beanName);
                }
            }
    }
    
  3. Remove the "webapp-runner" dependency from pom.xml as this library also has class org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext which conflicted with the one from embedded tomcat library.

    <dependency>
        <groupId>com.github.jsimone</groupId>
        <artifactId>webapp-runner</artifactId>
        <version>${com.github.jsimone.version}</version>
        <scope>provided</scope>
    </dependency>
    

    Yes, remove those lines ;)

  4. Run the application and then, profit ?