Maven Jetty Servlet does not get initialized

  • Posted November 17, 2014

I have Jetty Server I built with Maven and Java 8 in my Ubuntu Droplet. I was able to start it once just fine and could communicate with it over port 8080.

Since I wanted to run it in a different screen I stopped, opened screen and tried to restart it with mvn jetty:run -Dplatform.dependencies since then it doesn’t start anymore, but I don’t get a error message either.

[INFO] Context path = /opencvserver-server
[INFO] Tmp directory =  determined at runtime
[INFO] Web defaults = org/mortbay/jetty/webapp/webdefault.xml
[INFO] Web overrides =  none
[INFO] Webapp directory = /root/OCV_Server/opencvserver-server/src/main/webapp
[INFO] Starting jetty 6.1.10 ...
2014-11-17 17:41:22.124::INFO:  jetty-6.1.10
2014-11-17 17:41:22.484::INFO:  No Transaction manager found - if your webapp requires one, please configure one.

When I start it locally it looks like this:

[INFO] Starting jetty 6.1.10 ...
[INFO] jetty-6.1.10
[INFO] No Transaction manager found - if your webapp requires one, please configure one.
[INFO] Initializing Spring FrameworkServlet 'rest-app'
[INFO] Started SelectChannelConnector@
[INFO] Started Jetty Server

So it seems to fail when initializing the Servlet.

I know this is a really specific question but is there a way to find out what is going wrong with maven in the droplet? Filter for some error message that aren’t shown to me? On my local machine (OS X Yosemite) it runs just fine and I’m not too good with Ubuntu.

This is my maven config:

mvn -v
Apache Maven 2.2.1 (rdebian-14)
Java version: 1.8.0_25
Java home: /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre
Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "linux" version: "3.13.0-37-generic" arch: "amd64" Family: "unix"

Any help would be appreciated.


We have the same problem with Apache JackRabbit Standalone Server (2.10.1) on digital ocean’s machines, JackRabbit uses Jetty as embed server. The first startup is fast, but second take many many minutes.

This issue happens only on digital ocean’s machines, in my personal ubuntu everything works fine

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Actually I solved the problem myself. It just worked after I left it running for a few minutes. Shame on me.