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BeeServlet Example JSP 500 error

Dan Rh Jones

Joined: Aug 16, 2011
Posts: 19

I have tried to do the new BeeServlet example on

Everything compiles ok and I have jr.jar in
/usr/local/apache-tomcat-7.0.30/Home/lib folder

I have put the class file in /BeeServlet/WEB-INF/classes/com/javaranch/drive
the jsp is in /BeeServlet

I am getting a 500 error though.

I have googled this and the general consensus is that I am missing a
jar. And that is where I get stuck as I think I have what I need in
the correct place.

Again any pointers are greatly appreciated.



margaret gillon
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Joined: Nov 12, 2008
Posts: 335

You may be missing the servlet-api.jar , on my machine it is in my c:\tomcat\lib\ folder. On yours it would probably be in the same place you have the jr.jar.

Does the tomcat management console work on your machine?

You look like you are on linux, perhaps Ubuntu. Sometimes the Ubuntu setup uses different folders for the libraries than you would expect.
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