Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 217630
naming-factory-dbcp.jar missing causes JNDI errors
Last modified: 2015-11-01 19:15:20 EST
This but is the same as the following one marked against FC6. I wanted to open
this bug so that it gets noted as an issue in RHEL 5 beta as well.
Hopefully it can be fixed in time for the RHEL 5 release, otherwise quickly
addressed in a post-release patch. The problem will cause all JNDI based
database connection pooling lookup requests to fail, meaning that a large number
of applications which run in a Tomcat container that use a JDBC based database
The FC6 bug lists a test case, and other details about the bug.
The workaround we are using at the moment is to copy naming-factory-dbcp.jar
from the official Tomcat release, and put it in common/lib.
It looks like the jakarta tomcat5 libraries are not being set as deps for
tomcat5. On further review we have noticed that these packages are not included
in the RHEL5 base channel (same channel that tomcat5 is in) this does appear to
work in Fedora7.
missing packages are:
FYI: This is fixed in Fedora packages already. I think this bug can be closed.
However this bug is opened against RHEL5 we need to get this fix included in the
version of Tomcat5 in RHEl5.
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OK this just bit me. A workaround for right now is to download Tomcat 5.5 from tomcat.apache.org and extract naming-factory-dbcp.jar, or here is a quick fix:
wget https://staff.washington.edu/joshuadf/java/naming-factory-dbcp.jar -O /var/lib/tomcat5/common/lib/naming-factory-dbcp.jar
service tomcat restart
I'd of course love to see this fixed in the next release of EL5.
Why this hasn't been fixed is beyond me given how simple the fix is, and the severity of the issue it causes (no database applications which use JNDI / JDBC will work). I reported it *2 years ago* against the *public beta* version of RHEL 5. It's such a simple problem - it still amazes me that this wasn't fixed for the initial RHEL 5 release.
Now that RHEL 5.3 beta is apparently out, how about you guys get around to fixing this one before 5.3 actually ships?
From mailing lists, it sounds like this is unfortunately the normal case. Bugzilla is honestly full of crap so I understand that it takes a long time to wade through, and it is mainly Fedora contributors who do so (this bug was long ago fixed in Fedora, so the good new is that EL6 will already be fixed). If you are a paying customer you should report this via those channels. We are an EDU so we are not paying for support. I am frustrated with how slowly some trivial fixes take, but Red Hat does have some amazing engineers that solve puzzlers like bug 426050 once they get around to it.
Can anyone provide an update on the status of this bug?
A solution has been tested and is being applied
Configure avax.sql.DataSource.Factory in tomcat5.conf
cvs diff -u tomcat5-5.5.conf
RCS file: /cvs/dist/rpms/tomcat5/RHEL-5/tomcat5-5.5.conf,v
retrieving revision 1.4
diff -u -r1.4 tomcat5-5.5.conf
--- tomcat5-5.5.conf 2 May 2007 15:37:16 -0000 1.4
+++ tomcat5-5.5.conf 7 Dec 2010 23:09:39 -0000
@@ -26,6 +26,11 @@
# for ExtensionValidator to be functional.
+#rhbz 217630, 217141 - naming-factory-dbcp.jar missing
+# the real problem is a cnfe that is solved by configuring
+# the -Djavax.sql.DataSource
# What user should run tomcat
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