JAR and only JAR instead of ZIP???

From: Pedro Salazar <pedro-b-salazar_at_PTINOVACAO.PT>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 15:10:53 +0100

Is it be possible? I was debugging for more than 4 days with an
exception about not loading oracle driver in jndi to get a connection
from a datasource in tomcat (webservices), and as far I can see, from a
rumor, I changed my oracle driver package file ( from zip
to jar and I solved the problem!!!

It's strange because times ago, not in a jaxrpc service, but in a
servlet (tomcat 3.2.1), I could load a oracle driver from a zip file...
Why can't I do it now?? Even a Class.forName() was throwing an

Could anyone explain me this?

Pedro Salazar

--- exception ---
DbcpDataSourceFactory: driverClassName=oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver,
url=jdbc:oracle:thin:@veleiro:1521:crumpet, user=admincrumpet_08
DbcpDataSourceFactory: Cannot load JDBC driver
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver