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Deployment Error "java.lang.ClassNotFoundexception: javax.faces.webapp.FacesServlet" while Deploying a WebLogic Portal (WLP) Application (Doc ID 1198563.1)

Last updated on JULY 23, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Portal - Version 10.3.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to deploy a WebLogic Portal (WLP) application to a cluster the following error occurs:

com.sun.faces.config.ConfigureListener contextInitialized
INFO: Initializing Sun's JavaServer Faces implementation (1.2_03-b04-FCS) for context '/console'
17/08/2010 8:57:19 AM com.sun.faces.config.ConfigureListener contextInitialized
INFO: Completed initializing Sun's JavaServer Faces implementation (1.2_03-b04-FCS) for context '/console'
<17/08/2010 9:05:18 AM EST> <Warning> <J2EE> <BEA-160188> <Unresolved WebApp library references defined in weblogic.xml, of module 'SessionWeb.war' [Extension-Name: content-management-faces-wes-web-lib, Specification-Version: 10.3.2, Implementation-Version: 10.3.2, exact-match: false], [Extension-Name: content-management-web-lib, Specification-Version: 10.3.2, Implementation-Versn-Version: 10.3.2, exact-match: false], [Extension-Name: wlp-lookandfeel-web-lib, Specification-Version: 10.3.2, Implementation-Version: 10.3.2, exact-match: false], [Extension-Name: wlp-reste: wlp-framework-common-web-lib, Specification-Version: 10.3.2, Implementation-Version: 10.3.2, exact-match: false], [Extension-Name: jstl, Specification-Version: 1.2, Implementation-Version:
<17/08/2010 9:08:23 AM EST> <Warning> <Deployer> <BEA-149004> <Failures were detected while initiating deploy task for application 'SessionRep'.>
<17/08/2010 9:08:23 AM EST> <Warning> <Deployer> <BEA-149078> <Stack trace for message 149004
weblogic.application.ModuleException: Failed to load webapp: 'SessionWeb'
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppModule.prepare(
at weblogic.application.internal.flow.ScopedModuleDriver.prepare(
at weblogic.application.internal.flow.ModuleListenerInvoker.prepare(
at weblogic.application.internal.flow.DeploymentCallbackFlow$
at weblogic.application.utils.StateMachineDriver.nextState(
Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace
Caused By: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: javax.faces.webapp.FacesServlet
at weblogic.utils.classloaders.GenericClassLoader.findLocalClass(
at weblogic.utils.classloaders.GenericClassLoader.findClass(
at weblogic.utils.classloaders.ChangeAwareClassLoader.findClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(

The issue occurs after the following steps:

1) Build and export a WLP application with project facets, Sample Framework Components and Sample look and Feels selected
2) Deploy the application to a clustered WLP domain


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