Log4j 2
  1. Log4j 2
  2. LOG4J2-587

log4j-1.2-api emulation jar missing classes

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0-rc1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: log4j 1.2 emulation
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      Description

      The log4j 1.2 emulation jar does not contain AppenderSkeleton. There are several Spring components like spring-amqp that define custom appenders.

      Even if you don't reference those appenders because of various class loading discovery (such as Springs annotation configuration) you will get exceptions like

      java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/log4j/AppenderSkeleton
      	at java.lang.Class.getDeclaredMethods0(Native Method)
      	at java.lang.Class.privateGetDeclaredMethods(Class.java:2531)
      	at java.lang.Class.getDeclaredMethods(Class.java:1855)
      	at org.springframework.orm.jpa.support.PersistenceAnnotationBeanPostProcessor.findPersistenceMetadata(
      

      And thus you cannot remove the original log4j-1.2.x jars.

      Basically the class just needs to exist to avoid reflection exceptions like the one above. Unfortunately this is a show stopper for us as we use Spring heavily and and it appears to happen on any of our spring applications and we don't allow jars with duplicate classes in our projets.

      This appears to be an easy fix... just stub all of the log4j-1.2 classes that are extendable.

      The log4j SLF4J bridge does in fact contain the appender skeleton: http://www.slf4j.org/api/org/apache/log4j/package-summary.html

      Consequently a not so ideal workaround is to just use log4j-over-slf4j.jar which does contain the AppenderSkeleton.

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        Adam Gent added a comment -

        Apparently a custom component of ours was accessing AppenderSkeleton (an import statement).

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        Adam Gent added a comment - Apparently a custom component of ours was accessing AppenderSkeleton (an import statement).
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        Gary Gregory added a comment -

        Would you be willing to submit a patch (diff file) with all of the changes you need to get your application up and running?

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        Gary Gregory added a comment - Would you be willing to submit a patch (diff file) with all of the changes you need to get your application up and running?

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            Reporter:
            Adam Gent
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