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  1. Log4j 2
  2. LOG4J2-2026

java.lang.AbstractMethodError: javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory.setFeature()

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    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • 2.9.0
    • 2.9.1
    • None
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    Description

      Hi,

      Tested 2.9.0 RC1 and noticed one issue due to xerces 2.6.2 version being used on one big app. It causes log4j2 failure to initialize (changes are from LOG4J2-1959):

      Exception in thread "main" java.lang.AbstractMethodError: javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory.setFeature(Ljava/lang/String;Z)V
          at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.xml.XmlConfiguration.disableDtdProcessing(XmlConfiguration.java:205)
          at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.xml.XmlConfiguration.newDocumentBuilder(XmlConfiguration.java:194)
          at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.xml.XmlConfiguration.<init>(XmlConfiguration.java:92)
          at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.xml.XmlConfigurationFactory.getConfiguration(XmlConfigurationFactory.java:46)
          at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.ConfigurationFactory.getConfiguration(ConfigurationFactory.java:239)
          at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.ConfigurationFactory$Factory.getConfiguration(ConfigurationFactory.java:369)
          at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.impl.Log4jContextFactory.getContext(Log4jContextFactory.java:237)
          at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.Configurator.initialize(Configurator.java:158)
          at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.Configurator.initialize(Configurator.java:131)
          at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.Configurator.initialize(Configurator.java:101)
          at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.Configurator.initialize(Configurator.java:188)
      

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