Operating System: Windows XP
I downloaded and installed Tomcat 5.5.4.
I downloaded struts 1.2.4, and dropped the .war files in Tomcat's webapps dir.
I went to "http://localhost:8080/struts-blank" and got the welcome message.
All is well so far.
Now I opened a DOS window, went to "<Tomcat-webapps-dir>/struts-blank/WEB-
INF/src", and ran "ant all" (using ant 1.6.1). (I added a dummy Java
interface class file in a dummy package to make the javadoc build target
complete – it won't without any java files.) This generates a new .war file
in "c:/projects/lib" called "blank.war". I took that .war file and dropped it
into Tomcat's webapps dir.
Then I went to "http://localhost:8080/blank" but now I got an error
complaining about missing resources (welcome.title).
After some searching, I found the problem. The "struts-config.xml" file that
comes within the "struts-blank.war" of the struts 1.2.4 distribution has the
<message-resources parameter="MessageResources" />
Indeed, in the "struts-blank.war" file, the resource file is
called "MessageResources.properties", but in the "WEB-INF/classes/resources"
directory, the file there is called "application.properties".
Changing this line in "struts-blank.war" to:
<message-resources parameter="resources.application" />
and rebuilding the .war file and installing it again into Tomcat did the
trick. The welcome message appears again.
Expected behaviour is, of course, that a rebuild works (perhaps even without
having any java files to javadoc) and produces a correct configured .war file
that can be deployed and run successfully.