Struts - replacing ActionServlet

Has anyone managed to replace ActionServlet successfully? I've tried to do this by editing web.xml:

    <!--<servlet-class>org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet</servlet-class>-->
    <servlet-class>ActionsServlet</servlet-class>

and then putting the subclass ActionsServlet into WEB-INF/classes. No go - different error messages depending on the application. Any ideas?
LVL 86
CEHJAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
jimmackCommented:
If you're using Tomcat, I think there is an issue with servlets that are not in packages.
0
 
CEHJAuthor Commented:
OK - i'll give it a try
0
 
CEHJAuthor Commented:
I think you may be right, although the main problem was that the class was not marked pu blic (Doh - i used a 'class wizard').

A sub-question, so i can give you the points: where *does* this output go:

>>log.debug("Calling init() in custom ActionServlet...");

This appears in web.xml:

    <init-param>
      <param-name>debug</param-name>
      <param-value>2</param-value>
    </init-param>
    <init-param>
      <param-name>detail</param-name>
      <param-value>2</param-value>
    </init-param>
0
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Exchange Server

The MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 certification validates your skills in supporting the maintenance and administration of the Exchange servers in an enterprise environment. Learn everything you need to know with this course.

 
jimmackCommented:
Err. I'm not certain.

A normal line like

   log("This is a log message")

Is written to the logger that you set up in the server.xml file inside the <Context> for your webapp, eg:

        <Context path="test" docBase="test" debug="0" reloadable="true">
          <Logger className="org.apache.catalina.logger.FileLogger"
                  directory="webapps/test" prefix="testlog." suffix=".txt"
                  timestamp="true"/>

In this case, it would be written to the file webapps/test/testlog_2003_09_11.txt

I'm hesitating here because I haven't used log.debug().

If you don't set up the log file, then I'm not exactly sure where it goes :-(  System.out.printlns go to catalina.out in the /logs directory.

Does this help?
0
 
CEHJAuthor Commented:
Not really - well, a bit. I'm going to have to find out how all these logging apis cooperate (or don't). What an utter pain for something that's meant to help *maintain* code!

Don't take this the wrong way Jim, but i don't think you've *quite* earned your points yet ;-)Maybe i'll keep this one open for a short while - there's bound to be a Struts newb question that I'll have to ask that'll be the clincher for you - OK?
0
 
jimmackCommented:
OK
;-)
0
 
kennethxuCommented:
struts use jakarta common logs. it can be configured to use log4j or j2sdk1.4 log.
http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/logging.html
0
 
CEHJAuthor Commented:
Yes - thanks for that kenneth - i'm getting under the covers with that now anyway, but... a few points for your confirmation ;-)
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.