I am running J2EE RI 1.3 beta 2 (downloaded 7/5/01) on Win 2000 Pro. Using the Deploy Tool.
Here's the problem:
I have an EJB that uses several support classes. I have tried packaging the additional classes in three different ways:
1. Put them in a library jar, load that jar into my EAR, add the jar to the manifest classpath for the bean jar.
2. Load the class files directly into the bean jar from a directory.
3. Put the classes directly in the J2EE server's class path.
In case 1, the J2EE server gives a NoClassDefFoundError the first time it tries to access one of the support classes.
In case 2 I get the same error IF the classes are loaded into the bean jar from a directory NOT in the classpath of the deploytool, but NOT if I move the classes into the deploy tool classpath and load them from there. Same class files! Only difference is where they resided when I selected them in the deploy tool.
Case 3 works fine.
Am I doing something wrong with the deploy tool? (Can't think what.) Is there a bug? (No mention of this in JavaSoft's J2EE "Bug Parade".) Am I crazy? (I hope not!)
Please help. Thanks