Tomcat "java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/servlet/http/HttpServlet"

Hello,

I am attempting to move a few servlets to a different server and am running into a few bugs.  Both machines run tomcat but we recently acquired a virus on one so we're consolidating.  The machine that I'm taking the files from ran tomcat 3.2 and had jdk1.3.1 installed on it.  The machine that I'm moving things to is running tomcat 4.1.27 and has j2sdk1.4.0_01 installed and has no problems serving jsp pages.  The problem I'm running into is that two of the servlets keep erroring out:

javax.servlet.ServletException: Error allocating a servlet instance
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapper.allocate(StandardWrapper.java:672)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:210)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:643)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline.invoke(StandardPipeline.java:480)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.invoke(ContainerBase.java:995)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:191)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:643)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.CertificatesValve.invoke(CertificatesValve.java:246)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline.invoke(StandardPipeline.java:480)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.invoke(ContainerBase.java:995)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.invoke(StandardContext.java:2416)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:180)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:643)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorDispatcherValve.invoke(ErrorDispatcherValve.java:171)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:172)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.AccessLogValve.invoke(AccessLogValve.java:577)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline.invoke(StandardPipeline.java:480)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.invoke(ContainerBase.java:995)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:174)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:643)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RequestFilterValve.process(RequestFilterValve.java:343)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RemoteAddrValve.invoke(RemoteAddrValve.java:131)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RequestFilterValve.process(RequestFilterValve.java:343)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RemoteAddrValve.invoke(RemoteAddrValve.java:131)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RequestFilterValve.process(RequestFilterValve.java:343)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RemoteAddrValve.invoke(RemoteAddrValve.java:131)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RequestFilterValve.process(RequestFilterValve.java:343)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RemoteAddrValve.invoke(RemoteAddrValve.java:131)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline.invoke(StandardPipeline.java:480)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.invoke(ContainerBase.java:995)
      at org.apache.coyote.tomcat4.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:223)
      at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Processor.process(Http11Processor.java:601)
      at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol$Http11ConnectionHandler.processConnection(Http11Protocol.java:392)
      at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.TcpWorkerThread.runIt(PoolTcpEndpoint.java:565)
      at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.ThreadPool$ControlRunnable.run(ThreadPool.java:619)
      at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:534)


root cause

java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/servlet/http/HttpServlet
      at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass0(Native Method)
      at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:537)
      at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:123)
      at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader.java:251)
      at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$100(URLClassLoader.java:55)
      at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:194)
      at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
      at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:187)
      at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:289)
      at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:274)
      at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:235)
      at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1356)
      at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1289)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapper.loadServlet(StandardWrapper.java:885)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapper.allocate(StandardWrapper.java:668)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:210)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:643)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline.invoke(StandardPipeline.java:480)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.invoke(ContainerBase.java:995)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:191)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:643)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.CertificatesValve.invoke(CertificatesValve.java:246)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline.invoke(StandardPipeline.java:480)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.invoke(ContainerBase.java:995)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.invoke(StandardContext.java:2416)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:180)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:643)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorDispatcherValve.invoke(ErrorDispatcherValve.java:171)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:172)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.AccessLogValve.invoke(AccessLogValve.java:577)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline.invoke(StandardPipeline.java:480)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.invoke(ContainerBase.java:995)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:174)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:643)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RequestFilterValve.process(RequestFilterValve.java:343)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RemoteAddrValve.invoke(RemoteAddrValve.java:131)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RequestFilterValve.process(RequestFilterValve.java:343)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RemoteAddrValve.invoke(RemoteAddrValve.java:131)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RequestFilterValve.process(RequestFilterValve.java:343)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RemoteAddrValve.invoke(RemoteAddrValve.java:131)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RequestFilterValve.process(RequestFilterValve.java:343)
      at org.apache.catalina.valves.RemoteAddrValve.invoke(RemoteAddrValve.java:131)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline.invoke(StandardPipeline.java:480)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.invoke(ContainerBase.java:995)
      at org.apache.coyote.tomcat4.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:223)
      at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Processor.process(Http11Processor.java:601)
      at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol$Http11ConnectionHandler.processConnection(Http11Protocol.java:392)
      at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.TcpWorkerThread.runIt(PoolTcpEndpoint.java:565)
      at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.ThreadPool$ControlRunnable.run(ThreadPool.java:619)
      at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:534)

Any thoughts on what may be causing this?

Thanks,
John  
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mrielfCommented:
Another servlets runs fine?
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jlm151Author Commented:
Yep, I have three seperate application folders and each have 1 to 3 servlets.  But only one application works.
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mrielfCommented:
I have no idea what is the problem, but i think you must check your classpath. Make sure you have all (and right) .jar (e.g. servlet-api.jar for Tomcat) in your classpath.
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A V GeorgeAdditional General ManagerCommented:
Hi jlm151! Please post what OS your are using.

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jlm151Author Commented:
Turns out that setclasspath.bat was overwriting my classpath variable, so I lost the classpath variable I was setting in autoexec.bat.  Simple fix.
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