Use SLF4J with JBoss AS7

SLF4J is a module in JBoss AS7. I therefore assumed it would not be necessary to ship SLF4J with my web application. To my surprise, my application failed with a ClassNotFoundException.
Caused by:
Hmm... How can I use a JBoss AS7 module as a dependency? The solution is to add the org.slf4j entry as a MANIFEST.MF dependency. The MANIFEST.MF file looks then like that:
Manifest-Version: 1.0
Archiver-Version: Plexus Archiver
Created-By: Apache Maven
Built-By: M1key
Build-Jdk: 1.6.0_27
Dependencies: org.slf4j
Maven can do it for you automatically.
I guess I should have RTFM... More about class loading in AS7.


  1. Hi Michał,

    Nice blog! Is there an email address I can contact you in private??

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  2. Hi Ilias, sure, there it is: http://m1key.me/about_me/

  3. A prefered way is to use the jboss-deployment-structure.xml file.
    Here is an example:

  4. Hi Akram, I'm afraid you're going to have to escape the xml code ([blah][/blah]) or provide a link, sorry.