ClassNotFoundException : com.sun.jersey.spi.container.servlet.ServletContainer

Problem

In Jersey development, hit following error message on Tomcat.


SEVERE: Servlet /RESTfulExample threw load() exception
  java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.sun.jersey.spi.container.servlet.ServletContainer
	
  at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1516)
  at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1361)
  //...

Here’s the Maven pom.xml


	<dependency>
		<groupId>com.sun.jersey</groupId>
		<artifactId>jersey-core</artifactId>
		<version>1.8</version>
	</dependency>

Solution

The “com.sun.jersey.spi.container.servlet.ServletContainer” is included in “jersey-server.jar“, not “jersey-core.jar“.

Actually, to develop REST service with Jersey, you just need to include “jersey-server.jar“, it will download the “jersey-core.jar” dependency automatically.


	<dependency>
		<groupId>com.sun.jersey</groupId>
		<artifactId>jersey-server</artifactId>
		<version>1.8</version>
	</dependency>

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suresh
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suresh

can any one help me
how to connect rest api to database using hibernate

suresh
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suresh

how can we write rest api for searched data from database using hibernate

suresh
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suresh

when i am deployed rest project in Tomcat i got this error com.sun.jersey.api.container.ContainerException: The ResourceConfig instance does not contain any root resource classes.

Sachin G N
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Sachin G N

Hi All,

We get this error because of build path issue. You should add “Server Runtime” libraries in Build Path.

“java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.sun.jersey.spi.container.servlet.ServletContainer”

Please follow below steps to resolve class not found exception.

Right click on project –> Build Path –> Java Build Path –> Add Library –> Server Runtime –> Apache Tomcat v7.0

Thanks,

Sachin G N

cyberglad
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cyberglad

tried that, it didn’t work

Ashu
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Ashu

I am using latest jars of 2.4.1 and have added all the jars to my webinf/lib. Still I face this issue.

I am using the “Jersey JAX-RS 2.0 RI bundle” for non-maven developers.
Can someone please help? Thanks.

Ashu
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Deco Oliveira
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Deco Oliveira

Thanks a lot

Ali Saleh
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Ali Saleh

Hi,

I am using Jersey 1.17 and in this version, they moved the class to another Jar (jersey-servlet)

so the POM must have 3 entries now:

com.sun.jersey
jersey-core
1.17.1

com.sun.jersey
jersey-server
1.17.1

com.sun.jersey
jersey-servlet
1.17.1

and that should solve the issue for new Jersey versions.

regards,

abhishek
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abhishek

hi,
gr8 tutorial i can now able to create rest services for both xml and json.
but when i tried with my services to support both type (XML + json )it is not working what extra jar and web-xml entry is needed to achive this.
any one has any idea.

Naveen Babu
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Naveen Babu

Hi,

I am using JDK 1.5. I am not able to find the jersey servlet jar which is compatible for JDK 1.5.

Could you please help me on this.

Reza
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Reza

I’ve tried this tutorial using eclipse juno + maven 3.0 + tomcat7, but I’m still get the error even the jars (jersey-server, jersey-servlet, jersey-bundle) are already there.

Reza
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Reza

sorry, it seems I’ve made a typo on web.xml. And now everything works fine :)
thank for your tutorial.

Geoff
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Geoff

@Suraj Chandran

Your solution worked for me. Thanks a ton!

mazhar
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mazhar

I tried to run the Hello world program but getting a
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.jboss.resteasy.plugins.server.servlet.ResteasyBootstrap

please help

Naga
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Naga

Hey could you please post jersy example with embeded jetty i can find examples any where

Kausal Malladi
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Kausal Malladi

Hi,
I am trying to implement a Hello World application using Jersey but no luck.
I am getting the following error. I am not using maven. Can you help me with a workaround?
SEVERE: Servlet /NameSearch threw load() exception
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.sun.jersey.spi.container.servlet.ServletContainer
For details of how I implemented the app, please visit the link:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13240635/http-status-404-when-testing-restful-webservice-using-jersey

Jose Ayerdis
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Jose Ayerdis

The “com.sun.jersey.spi.container.servlet.ServletContainer” is included in “jersey-server.jar“, not “jersey-core.jar“.

No this class is included in jersey-core but when you added to pom.xml it download the dependency jersey-core.

Suraj Chandran
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Suraj Chandran

Note that the new versions of jersey-server does not contain this class, as they have abstracted out it in jersey-servlet.
So you will have to explicitly add jersey-servlet:

com.sun.jersey
jersey-servlet
1.14
jar
compile

Dev
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Dev

Thanks Suraj. This tip fixed my problem!

sapna
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sapna

thanks it helped me a lot :)

Juliet
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Juliet

Thanks!!

Triguna
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Triguna

Thanks that worked for me.

Triguna
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Triguna

Hey It didnt work for me as I thought it worked. I am still getting the same error. Can you help me? I am using your RESTfulExample code.

Priyanka
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Priyanka

I added jersey-bundle1.12.jar and it started working.. you can try the same..

adekcz
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adekcz

Yes, they moved some class, up to date solution is to add jersey-bundle1.12.jar or as name suggest jersey-servlet1.12.jar, both should work.

Rajesh
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Rajesh

i can also added to jersey bundle latest jar and jersey server after that dos’nt working ….plz tell me how it work