Webapp fails to start due to NoClassDefFoundError in org/springframework/asm/ClassVisitor

(Doc ID 1294090.1)

Last updated on JUNE 09, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Weblogic Server - Version 10.3.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Web application used to work fine in WebLogic 10.3.3 (WLS).  After upgrade to WLS 10.3.4, webapp is deployed to WLS in PREPARED state, but fails to start.  Server log shows the following error:

<Feb 8, 2011 3:50:37 PM EST> <Error> <Deployer> <BEA-149265> <Failure occurred in the execution of deployment request with ID '1297198236876' for task '4'. Error is: 'weblogic.application.ModuleException: '
weblogic.application.ModuleException:
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppModule.startContexts(WebAppModule.java:1510)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppModule.start(WebAppModule.java:482)
at weblogic.application.internal.flow.ModuleStateDriver$3.next(ModuleStateDriver.java:425)
at weblogic.application.utils.StateMachineDriver.nextState(StateMachineDriver.java:52)
at weblogic.application.internal.flow.ModuleStateDriver.start(ModuleStateDriver.java:119)
Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace
Caused By: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/springframework/asm/ClassVisitor
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractRefreshableApplicationContext.customizeBeanFactory(AbstractRefreshableApplicationContext.java:218)
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractRefreshableApplicationContext.refreshBeanFactory(AbstractRefreshableApplicationContext.java:129)
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.obtainFreshBeanFactory(AbstractApplicationContext.java:467)
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:397)
at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.createWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:276)
Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace
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Cause

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