I am trying to package a class file with 2 jar files that are in my classpath.
CLASSPATH=c:\java\include\ar.jar Working directory (source/class file) : c:\eclipse\workspace\MyProject
Within my working directory, I am able to compile and run Test.java, creating Test.class. Both files are in my working directory.
Using Ant, I want a single jar that will include 'ar.jar' and 'Test.class' to be run on another environment. I would like to leave 'ar.jar' in the directory that it is currently in.
Here is my build.xml
The problem is that when I run 'java -jar MyJarFile.jar', I get a NoClassDefFoundError since it is not finding 'ar.jar'. The 'ar.jar' file is packaged in MyJarFile.jar, but I cannot figure out the correct Class-Path to reference 'ar.jar'.
You can't do what you're trying to do. You could uncompress the jars you want to include and then re-jar them into the one jar (bad idea by the way: what happens when a new version of those jars becomes available?).
Another option is to simply ship your dependent jars in a subdirectory of your application (eg lib/) and then point your application (easiest would be to set the class-path in your Manifest file). That's what I'd do.
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