Xerces bypass fix startup error

Kevin Foote kpfoote at uoregon.edu
Wed Nov 5 14:52:02 EST 2014

> On Nov 5, 2014, at 11:46 AM, Liam Hoekenga <liamr at umich.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 1:58 PM, Cantor, Scott <cantor.2 at osu.edu> wrote:
> >Caused by: javax.xml.parsers.FactoryConfigurationError: Provider org.apache.xerces.jaxp.SAXParserFactoryImpl not found
> If it does that because Xerces is still in the classpath, I'll have to update the page to make it non-optional to remove the jars.
> I'm getting that error as well, and I cannot find additional copies of xerces or xalan in my classpath.  (The only ones I found were in "endorsed".  I've checked the lib directories used by my tomcat and java installations as well.
> Is the jar that provides org.apache.xerces included with tomcat and / or the Oracle JDK/JRE?

Also a good idea to wipe out $TCHOME/work/*
Not sure if it would be in there for any reason but I’m not seeing that error and that is usually one of my steps when changing anything jar related.
In any event it won’t hurt anything.


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