Bug 120161 - IllegalAccessError at Tomcat startup
Summary: IllegalAccessError at Tomcat startup
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Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: commons-logging
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Gary Benson
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Blocks: FC2Target
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Reported: 2004-04-06 14:55 UTC by Gary Benson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-16 15:32:12 UTC
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Description Gary Benson 2004-04-06 14:55:54 UTC
An IllegalAccessError is thrown from within commons-logging during
Tomcat startup.  It happens because an anonymous inner class of
o.a.c.l.impl.LogFactoryImpl attempts to access a protected method of
o.a.c.l.impl.LogFactoryImpl's parent class.  I'm not sure whether
libgcj is doing the right thing here: jcf-dump shows the inner class's
superclass as java.lang.Object so by rights it shouldn't be able to
access the protected method that it is trying to.  However, I don't
know whether inner classes have special rights (I'm guessing not) or
whether they should be compiled with their containing class as their
superclass. Need to find a Java god to ask about this one...

Comment 1 Gary Benson 2004-04-16 15:32:12 UTC
This seems to be a bytecode generation issue, since it vanished when I
fixed the thing that was stopping us from using the shared objects.


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