Dependency/classpath issue when deploying a war via Cargo and com.bmuschko.cargo on remote JBoss 5.1.0.GA

I am trying to deploy a war file on a remote JBoss 5.1.0.GA container, using a gradle build file and the Gradle Cargo plugin by Benjamin Muschko (https://github.com/bmuschko/gradle-cargo-plugin).

I am experiencing a java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContextFactory when launching the cargoDeployRemote task on a very simple project. The post about Cargo deployment on a JBoss 5.1.0.GA using Maven plugin helped me setting up the dependencies. The missing class NamingContextFactory is also defined inside the jboss-as-varia dependency for example. Obviously, I must be missing something.

The project is only a folder with the following Gradle script, nothing more. I must add that I run the build script from inside a linux virtual machine, a virtualbox guest running ArchLinux, and I want to remotely deploy on a JBoss 5.1.0.GA server running on the host. I am able to access the JBoss via the gateway address (10.0.2.2) from the guest, so I guess this is not the issue here.

I tried to provide the most simple gradle build file for showing this problem. Any clue on what should be done to make this work ? Any help appreciated.

Here’s my build.gradle file:

apply plugin: 'war’
apply plugin: ‘com.bmuschko.cargo’

buildscript {

repositories {
    mavenCentral()
}
dependencies {
    classpath 'com.bmuschko:gradle-cargo-plugin:2.1.1'
}

}

repositories {

mavenCentral()

dependencies {
providedCompile 'org.jboss.jbossas:jboss-as-jbossas-remoting:5.1.0.GA’
providedCompile 'org.jboss.jbossas:jboss-as-client:5.1.0.GA’
providedCompile 'org.jboss.jbossas:jboss-as-varia:5.1.0.GA’
providedCompile ‘org.jboss.integration:jboss-profileservice-spi:5.1.0.GA’
}

}

cargo {

containerId = 'jboss51x'
port = 8080
remote {
  username = "admin"
  password = "admin"
  hostname = "10.0.2.2"
}
deployable {
    context = 'myawesomewebapp'
}

}

Here’s is the output for ‘gradle cargoDeployRemote -i’ showing the error:

Executing task ':cargoDeployRemote' (up-to-date check took 0.002 secs) due to: Task.upToDateWhen is false. Container ID = jboss51x Deployable artifacts = [/home/gerald/testapp/build/libs/testapp.war] Starting action 'deploy' for remote container 'JBoss 5.1.x' on 'http://10.0.2.2:8080' Container properties = [:] :cargoDeployRemote FAILED :cargoDeployRemote (Thread[Daemon worker Thread 14,5,main]) completed. Took 0.588 secs.

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

What went wrong: Execution failed for task ':cargoDeployRemote'. org.codehaus.cargo.container.ContainerException: Failed to create deployer with implementation class org.codehaus.cargo.container.jboss.JBoss51xRemoteDeployer for the parameters (container [id = [jboss51x]], deployer type [remote]).

And here is the exception:

Caused by: org.codehaus.cargo.container.ContainerException: Failed to create deployer with implementation class org.codehaus.cargo.container.jboss.JBoss51xRemoteDeployer for the parameters (container [id = [jboss51x]], deployer type [remote]).
at org.codehaus.cargo.generic.spi.AbstractGenericHintFactory.createImplementation(AbstractGenericHintFactory.java:156)
at org.codehaus.cargo.generic.spi.AbstractIntrospectionGenericHintFactory.createImplementation(AbstractIntrospectionGenericHintFactory.java:93)
at org.codehaus.cargo.generic.deployer.DefaultDeployerFactory.createDeployer(DefaultDeployerFactory.java:140)
at org.codehaus.cargo.generic.deployer.DefaultDeployerFactory.createDeployer(DefaultDeployerFactory.java:160)
at org.codehaus.cargo.ant.CargoTask.executeActions(CargoTask.java:758)
at org.codehaus.cargo.ant.CargoTask.execute(CargoTask.java:577)
at org.apache.tools.ant.UnknownElement.execute(UnknownElement.java:292)
at org.apache.tools.ant.dispatch.DispatchUtils.execute(DispatchUtils.java:106)
… 70 more
Caused by: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
at org.codehaus.cargo.generic.deployer.DefaultDeployerFactory.createInstance(DefaultDeployerFactory.java:244)
at org.codehaus.cargo.generic.deployer.DefaultDeployerFactory.createInstance(DefaultDeployerFactory.java:42)
at org.codehaus.cargo.generic.spi.AbstractGenericHintFactory.createImplementation(AbstractGenericHintFactory.java:150)
… 77 more
Caused by: org.codehaus.cargo.util.CargoException: Cannot locate the JBoss connector classes! Make sure the required JBoss JARs (or Maven dependencies) are in CARGO’s classpath.
More information on: http://cargo.codehaus.org/JBoss+Remote+Deployer
at org.codehaus.cargo.container.jboss.JBoss5xRemoteDeployer.(JBoss5xRemoteDeployer.java:161)
at org.codehaus.cargo.container.jboss.JBoss51xRemoteDeployer.(JBoss51xRemoteDeployer.java:41)
… 80 more
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContextFactory
at org.apache.tools.ant.AntClassLoader.findClassInComponents(AntClassLoader.java:1366)
at org.apache.tools.ant.AntClassLoader.findClass(AntClassLoader.java:1315)
at org.apache.tools.ant.AntClassLoader.loadClass(AntClassLoader.java:1068)
at org.codehaus.cargo.container.jboss.JBoss5xRemoteDeployer.(JBoss5xRemoteDeployer.java:156)
… 81 more

Any idea of what could be causing this ?

Thank you in advance.

You will need to add the relevant dependencies to the configuration cargo and not providedCompile. Also keep in mind that if you do so, you’ll have to declare the Cargo dependencies (see plugin documentation). Something like this:

dependencies {
    def cargoVersion = '1.4.5'
    cargo "org.codehaus.cargo:cargo-core-uberjar:$cargoVersion",
          "org.codehaus.cargo:cargo-ant:$cargoVersion"
    cargo 'org.jboss.jbossas:jboss-as-jbossas-remoting:5.1.0.GA'
    cargo 'org.jboss.jbossas:jboss-as-client:5.1.0.GA'
    cargo 'org.jboss.jbossas:jboss-as-varia:5.1.0.GA'
    cargo 'org.jboss.integration:jboss-profileservice-spi:5.1.0.GA'
}

Yes ! Thank you very much, my dependencies problem is gone :smile:
I was trying to define cargo dependencies in the build script dependencies also, with cargo, but Gradle was telling me it didn’t know about cargo.

Now I am facing another issue about a jboss-ejb3-1.1.5.pom that [ant.:cargo] is unable to open as a zip (java.util.zip.ZipException: error in opening zip file). I found a related post with a response from you also saying that maybe it was the cargo version that was the cause, I am using the latest (1.4.14) though. If you have any idea, don’t hesitate to tell me, I will try to find the answer meanwhile and open another post if I don’t. Thank you again.

I was trying to define cargo dependencies in the build script dependencies also, with cargo, but Gradle was telling me it didn’t know about cargo.

The dependencies block in buildscript serves a different purpose than the top-level dependencies block in a build script. For more information please refer to the Gradle user guide. It doesn’t know anything about a cargo configuration as it is defined by the plugin.

Now I am facing another issue about a jboss-ejb3-1.1.5.pom that [ant.:cargo] is unable to open as a zip (java.util.zip.ZipException: error in opening zip file). I found a related post with a response from you also saying that maybe it was the cargo version that was the cause, I am using the latest (1.4.14) though.

Not sure what the problem is. It’s unrelated to the plugin code. Please open an new question on the forum with a simple example that reproduces the issue without using the Cargo plugin.

Thank you for your quick response, I will post another question for that problem.
Have a good day !