NoClassDefFoundError: javax.xml.ws.WebServiceRef in OAS 10.1.3.5 (Doc ID 1141786.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 10.1.3.5.0 to 10.1.3.5.0 [Release AS10gR3]
Oracle Containers for J2EE - Version 10.1.3.5.0 to 10.1.3.5.0 [Release AS10gR3]
Web Services - Version 10.1.3.5 to 10.1.3.5 [Release AS10gR3]
Oracle Applications Technology Stack - Version 10.1.3 to 10.1.3 [Release 10.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 07-Nov-2012***

Goal

Getting error:

10/07/02 06:12:57 WARNING: EJBUtils.<clinit> Unexpected exception accessing BeanDescriptorAnnotationParser.parseApplicationExceptionAnnotation(EJBPackage, Class): oracle.classloader.util.AnnotatedNoClassDefFoundError:

Missing class: javax.xml.ws.WebServiceRef

Dependent class: com.evermind.server.deployment.J2EEContextAnnotationParser
Loader: oc4j:10.1.3
Code-Source: /vol1/oas/AppServer10.1.3/OracleAS_1/j2ee/home/lib/oc4j-internal.jar
Configuration: <code-source> in META-INF/boot.xml in /vol1/oas/AppServer10.1.3/OracleAS_1/j2ee/home/oc4j.jar

The missing class is not available from any code-source or loader in the system.
at oracle.classloader.PolicyClassLoader.handleClassNotFound (PolicyClassLoader.java:2194) [/vol1/oas/AppServer10.1.3/OracleAS_1/j2ee/home/lib/pcl.jar (from system property java.class.path), by sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader@1482257]
at oracle.classloader.PolicyClassLoader.internalLoadClass (PolicyClassLoader.java:1726) [/vol1/oas/AppServer10.1.3/OracleAS_1/j2ee/home/lib/pcl.jar (from system property java.class.path), by sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader@1482257]
at oracle.classloader.PolicyClassLoader.loadClass (PolicyClassLoader.java:1682) [/vol1/oas/AppServer10.1.3/OracleAS_1/j2ee/home/lib/pcl.jar (from system property java.class.path), by sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader@1482257]

at OC4J instance startup only in an OracleAS install but not in an OC4J standalone install.
Copying of file jws-api.jar from standalone OC4J to Oracle Application Server seems to solve the problem as it contains the missing class.  But, is this the "correct" solution?

Solution

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