Wsdeploy NullPointerException when compiling generated classes using Maven

From: Ewan Harrow <>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 09:54:11 +0000 (GMT)


I am trying to migrate a jax-rpc project to maven from ant but have hit
a brick wall when running wsdeploy. Specifically wsdeploy throws a
NPE. I used to have the same problem running wscompile from maven but
solved it by getting maven to use a different class loader.
Unfortunatly the same trick does not work with wsdeploy. I have though
found the problem and it is where it tries to uses javac to compile the
generated classes but is getting the NPE as the following returns null
in JavaCompilerHelper.internalCompile():

ClassLoader cl = Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader();

I patched the code (see attachment) to set cl to the system classloader
if it is null so the NPE goes away but now I get a
ClassNotFoundException for


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