icedtea6-1.9.3 Build Problem: NoClassDefFoundError: org.apache.xerces.dom.DeferredDocumentImpl

DJ Lucas dj at
Wed Dec 8 21:07:39 PST 2010

On 12/07/2010 03:10 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> They are in IcedTea, bar the cacerts one.  This needs more
> work/testing to be in a state to be used by everyone.  Most distros
> are handling this locally and we need a solution for all if one is to
> go in IcedTea.
> I believe Pavel was working on one, but he hasn't responded on it recently.
> As to the issue encountered by tjoen, I've never seen this before and I
> don't see any patch in BLFS that would fix it.

Well, it turns out that this is a bug in IcedTea with Xerces newer than
2.9.0. I haven't tested 2.10, but 2.11 definitely fails, similar to this
bug report against 2.10:

The solution (as I understand it) is to include xml-apis.jar in endorsed
if Xerces is 2.10.0 or greater. I patched locally to include it (if it
exists), and build is well into stage 2 now.

-- DJ Lucas

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