[logback-dev] [JIRA] Created: (LBSITE-20) Logback autoconfiguration documentation is misleading

Szel Zoltan (JIRA) noreply-jira at qos.ch
Mon Oct 27 10:33:22 CET 2008

Logback autoconfiguration documentation is misleading

                 Key: LBSITE-20
                 URL: http://jira.qos.ch/browse/LBSITE-20
             Project: logback-site
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Documentation
    Affects Versions: 0.9.9, 0.9.10
            Reporter: Szel Zoltan
            Assignee: Logback dev list
            Priority: Minor

Hello all,
we have hit this problem a couple of times so i think it worth rising it. The Logback documentation about autoconfiguration says:
Logback tries to find a file called logback-test.xml in the classpath.
If no such file is found, it checks for the file logback.xml.
In case neither file is found, logback configures itself automatically using the BasicConfigurator which will cause logging output to be directed on the console.

This is very misleading, one might think he/she can put the logback.xml file anywhere in the classpath but Logback will find it only if it is in the top of the classpath(e.g.: right under the packages folder). Could you please fix the docs? 
Best regards,
Zoltan Szel

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