[logback-dev] Multiply logback.xml files on the classpath.

Ceki Gulcu listid at qos.ch
Mon Nov 17 14:22:41 CET 2008

Hello Zoltan,

Good suggestion. I'd appreciate if you could create a jira issue for it.

Szel, Zoltan (IT) wrote:
> Hi all,
> i have hit this issue a couple of times now, so i go ahead and rise it.
> We are creating libraries to our developers, which are usually have an 
> example part, where they can try our piece of software out. These 
> examples are part of our Eclipse project. All these examples have a 
> logback.xml file to show how a complete application should look like. 
> During development, this causes some issues because the first one in the 
> classpath will be loaded, so i ended up to use the manual config loading 
> via Joran, but it took me some time to figure out the root cause of the 
> issue. I imagine, this will cause issues when developers will start to 
> bundle there logback.xml file into there jars.
> Could the ContextInitializer be changed to detect such a scenario and 
> report it? The change is fairly easy, instead of using the 
> getResource(String name) function from the ClassLoader class, you could 
> go with the getResources(String name) function, check if it returned 
> more than one element, than report to the Status manager the fact, that 
> there are more than 1 logback.xml file on the classpath and the first 
> one will be used.
> Thanks in advance,
> Kind Regards,
> Zoltan Szel

Ceki Gülcü
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