user2048204 user2048204 - 3 months ago 16
reST (reStructuredText) Question

Error instantiating servlet class org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer

Hi Trying to write a simple rest webservice. And following the tutorial below:
http://www.tutorialspoint.com/restful/index.htm

But i am getting
HTTP Status 500 - Error instantiating servlet class org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer

Exception:

<body>
<h1>HTTP Status 500 - Error instantiating servlet class org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer</h1>
<div class="line"></div>
<p>
<b>type</b> Exception report
</p>
<p>
<b>message</b>
<u>Error instantiating servlet class org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer</u>
</p>
<p>
<b>description</b>
<u>The server encountered an internal error that prevented it from fulfilling this request.</u>
</p>
<p>
<b>exception</b>
</p>
<pre>javax.servlet.ServletException: Error instantiating servlet class org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer
org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke(AuthenticatorBase.java:502)
org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:79)
org.apache.catalina.valves.AbstractAccessLogValve.invoke(AbstractAccessLogValve.java:616)
org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:522)
org.apache.coyote.http11.AbstractHttp11Processor.process(AbstractHttp11Processor.java:1095)
org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol$AbstractConnectionHandler.process(AbstractProtocol.java:672)
org.apache.tomcat.util.net.NioEndpoint$SocketProcessor.doRun(NioEndpoint.java:1500)
org.apache.tomcat.util.net.NioEndpoint$SocketProcessor.run(NioEndpoint.java:1456)
java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142)
java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617)
org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$WrappingRunnable.run(TaskThread.java:61)
java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
</pre>
<p>
<b>root cause</b>
</p>
<pre>java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer
org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoaderBase.loadClass(WebappClassLoaderBase.java:1308)
org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoaderBase.loadClass(WebappClassLoaderBase.java:1142)
org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke(AuthenticatorBase.java:502)
org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:79)


Following is the code (Which is mostly same as the tutorial)

package com.abhi;

import java.util.List;

import javax.ws.rs.GET;
import javax.ws.rs.Path;
import javax.ws.rs.Produces;
import javax.ws.rs.core.MediaType;

@Path("/UserService")
public class UserService {

UserDao userDao = new UserDao();

@GET
@Path("/users")
@Produces(MediaType.APPLICATION_XML)
public List<User> getUsers(){
return userDao.getAllUsers();
}
}


My Web.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee
http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_3_0.xsd"
version="3.0">
<display-name>MyRestPrjct</display-name>
<servlet>
<servlet-name>Jersey RESTful Application</servlet-name>
<servlet-class>org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer</servlet-class>
<init-param>
<param-name>jersey.config.server.provider.packages</param-name>
<param-value>com.abhi</param-value>
</init-param>
</servlet>
<servlet-mapping>
<servlet-name>Jersey RESTful Application</servlet-name>
<url-pattern>/rest/*</url-pattern>
</servlet-mapping>
<welcome-file-list>
<welcome-file>index.html</welcome-file>
<welcome-file>index.htm</welcome-file>
<welcome-file>index.jsp</welcome-file>
<welcome-file>default.html</welcome-file>
<welcome-file>default.htm</welcome-file>
<welcome-file>default.jsp</welcome-file>
</welcome-file-list>
</web-app>

Answer

I was just not placing the jars in proper way. Instead of placing the required jar in webapps\MyRestPrjct\WEB-INF\lib, I was placing it in webapps\MyRestPrjct\WEB-INF\lib\libs.

It is working fine after I placed the moved the jars from libs to lib.