[logback-user] What support is needed to run with logback.groovy configuration?

Steve Cohen scohen at javactivity.org
Sat Aug 25 01:30:40 CEST 2012

Yes, that is right.

I changed it to

def logdir = System.properties.getProperty('files.root')+"/logdir"

and it works.

there's probably a "groovier" way of handling that but I don't know what 
that is.

Perhaps the translator might be improved to handle such occurrences.

On 08/24/2012 06:16 PM, ceki wrote:
> If I understand correctly, removing the line "def logdir==..." allows
> the logback.groovy script to be successfully parsed ?
> On 25.08.2012 01:08, Steve Cohen wrote:
>> Thanks, Robert, now we are getting somewhere.
>> Indeed, my logback.groovy contains the line
>>      def logdir = ${files.root}/logdir
>> This came from a translation of my logback.xml by ceki's handy converter
>> webpage.  Logback.xml had
>>      <property name="logdir" value = "${files.root}/logdir" />
>> where files.root is the name of a System property.
>> So the question is, is there a way to express a system property name in
>> groovy and what is it?
>> Steve
>> Indeed
>> On 08/24/2012 02:50 PM, Robert Elliot wrote:
>>> I haven't used the groovy config, but it sounds to me like you
>>> effectively have a compile error in your config - you are using the
>>> word "files" as an identifier somewhere where the Logback groovy
>>> config is not expecting it.
>>> Groovy DSLs tend to work by doing a lot of clever stuff around syntax,
>>> building on the fact that at compile time Groovy doesn't know what
>>> properties may be available on a class at runtime.  Consequently you
>>> don't get compile time indicators as to whether you are getting the
>>> syntax of the DSL right; instead it fails at runtime, complaining that
>>> a property was not present.
>>> Rob
>>> On 24 Aug 2012, at 20:00, Steve Cohen <scohen at javactivity.org> wrote:
>>>> After upgrading to logback-1.0.7 and groovy 2.0.0, the problem below
>>>> continues to be an issue and I am unable to make progress with it.
>>>> The error messages are the same.
>>>> Failed to instantiate [ch.qos.logback.classic.LoggerContext]
>>>> Reported exception:
>>>> groovy.lang.MissingPropertyException: No such property: files for
>>>> class: Script1
>>>> I am no groovy expert.  I want to use groovy only because it offers a
>>>> terser notation than xml configuration that would enable me to more
>>>> easily manage my configuration on the fly.
>>>> But I can't get past this error or know what it even means.
>>>>     No such property: files for class: Script1
>>>> I have no clue how to solve this.  Can someone please help?  What is
>>>> it trying to tell me?  I know of no "Script1"
>>>> Steve
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