ssankara73 ssankara73 - 3 months ago 12
Java Question

org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer ClassNotFoundException

I have been getting a ClassNotFoundException with

org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer
but it peculiarly started last night when I tried to start/re-start my Tomcat server (v7) with Eclipse Juno.

Not sure what is going on. What's bizarre is that it just started happening last night while it was working perfectly well before that.

Here is the stacktrace:

Feb 25, 2014 11:11:19 AM org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationContext log
INFO: Marking servlet com.att.ucomm.admin.UCommAdminFunctions as unavailable
Feb 25, 2014 11:11:19 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext loadOnStartup
SEVERE: Servlet /UCommAdminFunctions threw load() exception
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer
at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1671)
at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1516)
at org.apache.catalina.core.DefaultInstanceManager.loadClass(DefaultInstanceManager.java:415)
at org.apache.catalina.core.DefaultInstanceManager.loadClassMaybePrivileged(DefaultInstanceManager.java:397)
at org.apache.catalina.core.DefaultInstanceManager.newInstance(DefaultInstanceManager.java:118 )
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapper.loadServlet(StandardWrapper.java:1048)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapper.load(StandardWrapper.java:996)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.loadOnStartup(StandardContext.java:4762)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.startInternal(StandardContext.java:5045)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:140)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.reload(StandardContext.java:3670)
at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappLoader.backgroundProcess(WebappLoader.java:424)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.backgroundProcess(ContainerBase.java:1207)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$ContainerBackgroundProcessor.processChildren(ContainerBase.java:1393)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$ContainerBackgroundProcessor.processChildren(ContainerBase.java:1403)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$ContainerBackgroundProcessor.processChildren(ContainerBase.java:1403)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$ContainerBackgroundProcessor.run(ContainerBase.java:1382)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

Feb 25, 2014 11:11:19 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext reload
INFO: Reloading Context with name [/UCommAdminFunctions] is completed
Feb 25, 2014 11:13:33 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve invoke
INFO: Servlet com.att.ucomm.admin.UCommAdminFunctions is currently unavailable


Here is my web.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app version="2.5"
xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd">

<servlet>
<servlet-name>com.att.ucomm.admin.UCommAdminFunctions</servlet-name>
<servlet-class>org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer</servlet-class>

<!-- Register JAX-RS Application, if needed. -->
<init-param>
<param-name>com.att.ucomm.admin.UCommAdminFunctions</param-name>
<param-value>my.package.MyApplication</param-value>
</init-param>

<!-- Register resources and providers under my.package. -->
<init-param>
<param-name>jersey.config.server.provider.packages</param-name>
<param-value>com.att.ucomm.admin</param-value>
</init-param>

<!-- Register my custom provider (not needed if it's in my.package) AND LoggingFilter. -->
<init-param>
<param-name>jersey.config.server.provider.classnames</param-name>
<param-value>com.att.ucomm.admin.SecurityRequestFilter;org.glassfish.jersey.filter.LoggingFilter</param-value>
</init-param>

<!-- Enable Tracing support. -->
<init-param>
<param-name>jersey.config.server.tracing</param-name>
<param-value>ALL</param-value>
</init-param>

<load-on-startup>1</load-on-startup>
</servlet>

<servlet-mapping>
<servlet-name>com.att.ucomm.admin.UCommAdminFunctions</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>


I made sure that the jar files for jersey were still there in WEB-INF/lib:

WEB-INF/lib with jersey jars

Answer

The problem:

java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer

indicates that you try to use the Jersey 2.x servlet, but you are supplying the Jersey 1.x libs.

For Jersey 1.x you have to do it like this:

<servlet>
  <servlet-name>Jersey REST Service</servlet-name>
<servlet-class>
  com.sun.jersey.spi.container.servlet.ServletContainer
</servlet-class>
  <init-param>
    <param-name>com.sun.jersey.config.property.packages</param-name>
    <param-value>sample.hello.resources</param-value>
  </init-param>
  <load-on-startup>1</load-on-startup>
</servlet>
<servlet-mapping>
  <servlet-name>Jersey REST Service</servlet-name>
  <url-pattern>/rest/*</url-pattern>
</servlet-mapping>

For more information check the Jersey 1.x documentation.

If you instead want to use Jersey 2.x then you'll have to supply the Jersey 2.x libs. In a maven based project you can use the following:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.glassfish.jersey.containers</groupId>
    <artifactId>jersey-container-servlet</artifactId>
    <version>2.xx</version>
</dependency>
<!-- if you are using Jersey client specific features without the server side -->
<dependency>
    <groupId>org.glassfish.jersey.core</groupId>
    <artifactId>jersey-client</artifactId>
    <version>2.xx</version>
</dependency>

For Jersey 2.x you don't need to setup anything in your web.xml, it is sufficient to supply a class similar to this:

import javax.ws.rs.ApplicationPath;
import javax.ws.rs.core.Application;

@ApplicationPath("rest")
public class ApplicationConfig extends Application {

}

For more information, check the Jersey documentation.

See also:

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