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package javax.servlet not found in import

Tom Barns
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Joined: Oct 27, 2000
Posts: 138
i need to set classpath to get that package,it was working,but changed my classpath setting and i do not know how to get it work.
any help will be appreciated.

Thanks for your help.
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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The javax.servlet package classes are usually in servlet.jar
Since this is a "standard extension" package you should be able to put servlet.jar in the JAVA_HOME\jre\lib\ext directory and not have to set it in CLASSPATH at all.

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Tom Barns
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Joined: Oct 27, 2000
Posts: 138
Thanks for the reply.
how is that?the problem is when i compile my servlet program i got that message,I do that before even starting up my tomcat server.where exactly do i have to set to be able to compile my servlet.
thanks alot.
Desai Sandeep
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Joined: Apr 02, 2001
Posts: 1157
Hi Tom,
Check the following :

  • You have the current directory ".", in the classpath
  • As William has suggested, move/copy the servlet.jar file manually to the %JAVA_HOME%\jre\lib\ext folder.If you do this you donot need to set the classpath for javax.servlet.* packages, as the Java Run-time environment would find it for you.
  • Check my post at http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum7/HTML/002990.html , to set the classpath on your machine, if you still require to do it(I hope not )

  • Hope this helps
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    5. [This message has been edited by Desai Sandeep (edited April 10, 2001).]
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