Did you make sure that JAVA_HOME and TOMCAT_HOME are pointing to the right directories ? ------------------------------------- Michael Corlion, SCJP2 -------------------------------------
Joined: Oct 07, 2001
Yes I did java_home is pointing to the jdk/bin and tomcat one is pointing to the tomcat root folder,,, the problem is not in running of tomcat its that I cant get my class path to working , I cannot include javax.servlet ... my servlet.jar is in tomcat/lib/servlet.jar what whould be my class path?
try this with your classpath. set CLASSPATH=.\;D:\JDK1.3.1\LIB\TOOLS.JAR\;d:\tomcat\lib\servlet.jar\; I also have restart my computer for the classpath to permanently take effect.I running win98 and tomcat version 3.1
you should not need to restart your machine, just close the console window and open a new one. I would also say that constantly adding everything to your global classpath variable is a very bad thing, try to avoid this. You could do what I do and create a batch file that dynamically sets your classpath for your working environment.
Or like Tualha says, add the jar to the extensions directory (though many hardened developers may frown on this too ...) better to keep development specific jars contained in their own environment, so as not to cause problems later as you need to use more and more Jars for your development. If you want an example of a bat, let me know and I'll dig one out.
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Joined: Oct 07, 2001
oh man this is sad and embarassing .... I still can't get it to work, I tried everything you guys suggested , I am really discouraged now... 1 last try perhaps ... Ok here : My jdk directory ----- c:/jdk1.3/bin my tomcat directory ----- c:/tomcat servlet.jar ---- c:/tomcat/servlet.jar my JAVA_HOME ----- c:/jdk1.3/bin my TOMCAT_HOME ----- c:/tomcat Tomcat is running fine , everythign is fine BUT I cant compile my first servlet ... the compiler gives me an error on the import statement indicating javax.servlet not found... What do I do? thanks for bearing with my dumbness... Now what do I do ?? ;( ;( ;( ... this is the batch file i created for it : set path =c:/jdk1.3/bin set path =c:/tomcat/lib/servlet.jar which is not working ...
Joined: Sep 05, 2001
JAVA_HOME should be c:\jdk1.3 and CLASSPATH=c:/tomcat/lib/servlet.jar