How to specify a dependency on a JBoss Module in JBoss EAP 6 / 7

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  • How to specify a dependency on a JBoss Module in JBoss EAP 6
  • Dependencies in MANIFEST.MF in JBoss EAP 6
  • Referring to jar file from modules. We have a jar file which has to be referenced from modules ($JBOSS_HOME/modules/test/api/main/xx.jar) and not from WEB-INF/lib of EAR application. Therefore added Dependencies: test.api in MANIFEST.MF and below code in jboss-deployment-structure.xml. However ClassNotFoundException is thrown at runtime. How this can be achieved. Jar file has to be in modules as this is required for other dependencies.
            <module name="test.api" />
  • How to declare a dependency on a JBoss module in JBoss EAP 6?
  • I created com/mysql/main under modules and placed the mysql-connector-java-5.1.35-bin.jar in there. I created a module.xml file with these contents and put that in the same directory, still When I run my application on the server it says that it can not find the driver.:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<module xmlns="urn:jboss:module:1.1" name="com.mysql"> 
        <resource-root path="mysql-connector-java-5.1.35-bin.jar" />  
        <module name="javax.api"/>  
        <module name="javax.transaction.api"/>  


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