org.apache.catalina.LifecycleException: Failed to start component [StandardEngine[Catalina].StandardHost[localhost].StandardContext[/nexus]]

Sonatype JIRA | Patrice Gagnon | 4 years ago
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    Here is the full stack trace, from catalina.out: SEVERE: ContainerBase.addChild: start: org.apache.catalina.LifecycleException: Failed to start component [StandardEngine[Catalina].StandardHost[localhost].StandardContext[/nexus]] at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:154) at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(ContainerBase.java:901) at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(ContainerBase.java:877) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(StandardHost.java:633) at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDirectory(HostConfig.java:1113) at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig$DeployDirectory.run(HostConfig.java:1671) at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Executors.java:471) at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:262) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1145) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:615) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:744) Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Lorg/sonatype/appcontext/AppContext; at java.lang.Class.getDeclaredFields0(Native Method) at java.lang.Class.privateGetDeclaredFields(Class.java:2397) at java.lang.Class.getDeclaredFields(Class.java:1806) at org.apache.catalina.util.Introspection.getDeclaredFields(Introspection.java:106) at org.apache.catalina.startup.WebAnnotationSet.loadFieldsAnnotation(WebAnnotationSet.java:263) at org.apache.catalina.startup.WebAnnotationSet.loadApplicationListenerAnnotations(WebAnnotationSet.java:92) at org.apache.catalina.startup.WebAnnotationSet.loadApplicationAnnotations(WebAnnotationSet.java:65) at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.applicationAnnotationsConfig(ContextConfig.java:405) at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.configureStart(ContextConfig.java:881) at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.lifecycleEvent(ContextConfig.java:376) at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleSupport.java:119) at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleBase.java:90) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.startInternal(StandardContext.java:5322) at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:150) ... 10 more Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.sonatype.appcontext.AppContext at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1714) at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1559) OS: Linux Redhat Servlet Container: Apache Tomcat 7.0.42 JDK: java version "1.7.0_45" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_45-b18) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode) It's a fresh install of the nexus-2.6.4-02-bundle.tar.gz. Although it doesn't contain a war file, the nexus sub-directory in bundle sure looks like one. The war file should be self-sufficient but doesn't seem like it.

    Sonatype JIRA | 4 years ago | Patrice Gagnon
    org.apache.catalina.LifecycleException: Failed to start component [StandardEngine[Catalina].StandardHost[localhost].StandardContext[/nexus]]
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Root Cause Analysis

  1. java.lang.ClassNotFoundException

    org.sonatype.appcontext.AppContext

    at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass()
  2. Glassfish Core
    WebappClassLoader.loadClass
    1. org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1714)
    2. org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1559)
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