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  • Spring MVC web application not working.


    I am referring to the tutorial available at for deploying the simpleweb application war provided in the tutorial itself.

    I already have the spring dm target platform setup. When I run the modules in equinox within eclipse I get a message

    HTML Code:
    INFO: Successfully deployed bundle [Simple Web MVC Bundle (simpleweb.war)] at [/springmvc] on server org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService/1.0
    However when I try to access the URL http://localhost:8080/springmvc, I get 404 error from apache.

    Is the application deployed under different context?

    Would appreciate any help.

    Thanks in advance,

  • #2

    The application started working.

    In the tutorial at the prerequisite section mentions about the fragment bundles for the configuration of the catalina and the server. I had not used these fragments earlier since I did not want to customize anything on the tomcat. Also the server started and the application was deployed without these fragment bundles.

    However adding these fragment bundles made the application work. I am still puzzled, how?

    Could somebody please throw some light on this?



    • #3
      Take a look at their content - tomcat per-se is composed out of classes and configuration. The fragment contain the configuration relevant to a specific setup - if you change the config, you just have to change the fragments and keep the Tomcat classes/bundle/library intact.
      If the config and the classes would be merged, you would have to issue a new version/bundle each time the config would change.


      • #4
        Hi Costin,

        Thanks for your reply.

        I am a newbie in this area and I am still confused.

        I agree that the fragment bundles for configuration would be required to maintain custom configuration of the tomcat/catalina. However without this custom configuration, shouldn't application work? It didn't, hence I am confused.



        • #5
          The configuration in this case is critical - w/o the container doesn't know how to start. There is no fallback configuration, no defaults - the fragments (and its content) are mandatory.