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PM13846: DESCRIPTORLESS WEB 2.5 MODULES NOT RECOGNIZED PROPERLY

Fixes are available

7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for AIX
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for HP-UX
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for IBM i
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Linux
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Solaris
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Windows
7.0.0.13: Java SDK 1.6 SR8FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for AIX
7.0.0.15: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for HP-UX
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for IBM i
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Linux
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Solaris
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Windows
7.0.0.17: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 17
7.0.0.17: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.19: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 19
7.0.0.21: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 21
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
7.0.0.19: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.21: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.23: Java SDK 1.6 SR10 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.25: Java SDK 1.6 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR12 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.29: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: Java SDK 1.6 SR15 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.35: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.37: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.39: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.41: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP20 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • A web archive (WAR) file without a deployment descriptor is not
    recognized as a web module if it contains .class files.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0 deploying descriptorless Web    *
    *                  Modules.                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Descriptorless Web Modules may not be   *
    *                      recognized properly when they contain   *
    *                      .class resources included in a library. *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When deploying an application with a descriptorless Web
    Module, the following error may be seen:
    
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.exception.OpenFa
    ilureException: IWAE0006E Archive is not a valid EAR File
    because the deployment descriptor can not be found (case
    sensitive): META-INF/application.xml
    IWAE0006E Archive is not a valid EAR File because the
    deployment descriptor can not be found (case sensitive):
    META-INF/application.xml
    
     at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.impl.Commonarchi
    veFactoryImpl.openSpecificArchive(CommonarchiveFactoryImpl.java:
    1514)
     at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.impl.Commonarchi
    veFactoryImpl.openEARFile(CommonarchiveFactoryImpl.java:1205)
     at
    com.ibm.etools.commonarchive.impl.CommonarchiveFactoryImpl.openE
    ARFile(CommonarchiveFactoryImpl.java:552)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.client.AppInstallHelper.getArc
    hive(AppInstallHelper.java:279)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.client.AppInstallHelper.getEar
    File(AppInstallHelper.java:177)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.task.ConfigRepoHelper.getEarFi
    leFromDeployment(ConfigRepoHelper.java:216)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.task.ConfigRepoHelper.getEarFi
    leForApp(ConfigRepoHelper.java:178)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.webservices.admin.deploy.ServiceIndexReadTask.perform
    Task(ServiceIndexReadTask.java:86)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.SchedulerImpl.run(SchedulerImp
    l.java:285)
     at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:735)
    
    from trace.log:
    
    This error prevents the application and child web modules from
    being deployed correctly.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A work-around is to include a valid META-INF/web.xml inside
    the module; however, this will not permit descriptorless
    modules to be developed and deployed. This fix for this is an
    internal code change that will allow descriptorless Web Modules
    with .class resources outside a library to still be typed
    properly.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.13.  Please refer to the Recommended
    Updates page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM13846

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-05-05

  • Closed date

    2010-05-11

  • Last modified date

    2010-08-04

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM13846

Modified date: 04 August 2010