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Issues with log4j in Tomcat

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I have been trying to get my (smartgwt)application to log using the log4j jar. It works fine in Dev Mode, but when I deploy it to tomcat the log files denoted by the configuration don't even seem to appear.

The following log4j.properties file is in my war directory for my app:

Just to get it working I have a simple class with static log methods only accessing the rootLogger:

On server side calls I simply have statements such as:

Are there settings within the Tomcat environment to allow application specific use of log4j, or am I simply going about this wrong? I have read in a few places about people saying to put my .properties file into WEB-INF/classes directory, but when my war file is unpacked by Tomcat I don't see that directory.
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You need to ensure that the .properties file is on the CLASSPATH, WEB-INF/classes is definitely a safe place for that purpose. Are you using exploded WARs? If so you can try dropping in the .properties file after the WAR deployment.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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