Balkrishna Balkrishna - 4 months ago 30
Java Question

grails 2.5.2 run-app works but not run-war

I am seeing following error message while trying to execute

grails run-war
. It works fine with
grails run-app
. Later I realized it is not only related to grails. Even if I create war and deploy it on tomcat, I am seeing the same error message. But not sure how to debug more. Looks like some kinds of conflict with tomcat default jar.


Grails version: 2.5.2

Tomcat Version: `build ":tomcat:7.0.55.3"`

|Done creating WAR target/ROOT.war
|Running Grails application
A child container failed during start
java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: org.apache.catalina.LifecycleException: Failed to start component [StandardEngine[Tomcat].StandardHost[localhost].StandardContext[/sms]]
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.report(FutureTask.java:122)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.get(FutureTask.java:192)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.startInternal(ContainerBase.java:1123)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.startInternal(StandardHost.java:816)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:150)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$StartChild.call(ContainerBase.java:1575)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$StartChild.call(ContainerBase.java:1565)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:266)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
Caused by: org.apache.catalina.LifecycleException: Failed to start component [StandardEngine[Tomcat].StandardHost[localhost].StandardContext[/sms]]
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:154)
... 6 more
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
at org.springframework.boot.cli.app.SpringApplicationWebApplicationInitializer.getSources(SpringApplicationWebApplicationInitializer.java:62)
at org.springframework.boot.cli.app.SpringApplicationWebApplicationInitializer.onStartup(SpringApplicationWebApplicationInitializer.java:48)
at org.springframework.web.SpringServletContainerInitializer.onStartup(SpringServletContainerInitializer.java:175)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.startInternal(StandardContext.java:5479)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:150)
... 6 more
A child container failed during start
java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: org.apache.catalina.LifecycleException: Failed to start component [StandardEngine[Tomcat].StandardHost[localhost]]
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.report(FutureTask.java:122)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.get(FutureTask.java:192)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.startInternal(ContainerBase.java:1123)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine.startInternal(StandardEngine.java:300)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:150)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.startInternal(StandardService.java:443)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:150)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer.startInternal(StandardServer.java:739)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:150)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Tomcat.start(Tomcat.java:341)
at org.grails.plugins.tomcat.fork.TomcatWarRunner.doStart(TomcatWarRunner.groovy:114)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:497)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.PogoMetaMethodSite$PogoCachedMethodSiteNoUnwrapNoCoerce.invoke(PogoMetaMethodSite.java:210)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.PogoMetaMethodSite.callCurrent(PogoMetaMethodSite.java:59)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.CallSiteArray.defaultCallCurrent(CallSiteArray.java:52)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.AbstractCallSite.callCurrent(AbstractCallSite.java:154)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.AbstractCallSite.callCurrent(AbstractCallSite.java:182)
at org.grails.plugins.tomcat.TomcatServer.start(TomcatServer.groovy:141)
at grails.web.container.EmbeddableServer$start.call(Unknown Source)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.CallSiteArray.defaultCall(CallSiteArray.java:48)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.AbstractCallSite.call(AbstractCallSite.java:113)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.AbstractCallSite.call(AbstractCallSite.java:133)
at org.grails.plugins.tomcat.fork.ForkedTomcatServer.runInternal(ForkedTomcatServer.groovy:86)
at org.grails.plugins.tomcat.fork.ForkedTomcatServer.run(ForkedTomcatServer.groovy:66)
at org.grails.plugins.tomcat.fork.ForkedTomcatServer$run.call(Unknown Source)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.CallSiteArray.defaultCall(CallSiteArray.java:48)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.AbstractCallSite.call(AbstractCallSite.java:113)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.AbstractCallSite.call(AbstractCallSite.java:117)
at org.grails.plugins.tomcat.fork.ForkedTomcatServer.main(ForkedTomcatServer.groovy:60)
Caused by: org.apache.catalina.LifecycleException: Failed to start component [StandardEngine[Tomcat].StandardHost[localhost]]
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:154)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$StartChild.call(ContainerBase.java:1575)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$StartChild.call(ContainerBase.java:1565)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:266)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
Caused by: org.apache.catalina.LifecycleException: A child container failed during start
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.startInternal(ContainerBase.java:1131)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.startInternal(StandardHost.java:816)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:150)
... 6 more
| Error Error loading Tomcat: Failed to start component [StandardServer[-1]] (Use --stacktrace to see the full trace)
Error |
Forked Grails VM exited with error


Answer

Finally realized spring-boot-cli-1.3.1.RELEASE.jar jar causing this trouble. Which is I think downloaded as a part of following dependencies.

<dependency>
   <groupId>org.grails</groupId>
   <artifactId>gorm-hibernate4-spring-boot</artifactId>
   <version>5.0.8.RELEASE</version>
</dependency>

Changing above to following resolved the issue.

<dependency>
   <groupId>org.grails</groupId>
   <artifactId>gorm-hibernate4-spring-boot</artifactId>
   <version>5.0.8.RELEASE</version>
   <scope>provided</scope>
</dependency>

I think this jar is conflicting with tomcat boot process. For more information follow following threads.

A child container failed during start java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException

java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: HttpServletRequest