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How to set class path during compilation

Jithesh Kozhipurath
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Joined: Aug 27, 2003
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Hai friends ,
I have a program in servelet it displays an error during compilation,the error is,
cz\samba\projects\arc\analyse\ cannot access
bad class file: .\cz\samba\projects\arc\analyse\sk\skultety\websitexml\WebPageCo
class file contains wrong class: sk.skultety.websitexml.WebPageConfig
Please remove or make sure it appears in the correct subdirectory of the classpa
private WebPageConfig webPageConfig;
1 error
But the class is there in the correct path. Please help me its so urgent

Jithesh K
Pradeep bhatt
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Joined: Feb 27, 2002
Posts: 8927

use SET CLASSPATH =classedirectory

Tom Blough
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
Posts: 263
javac -classpath ./sk/skultety/websitexml/ <source>

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David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

I think the problem is a little bit more than that.
You have the class sk.skultety.websitexml.WebPageConfig
It appears to exist in the directory '.\cz\samba\projects\arc\analyse\' ie a directory relative to somewhere.
The directory '.' is included on your classpath.
When you import it, you are trying to import the class as This is not the fuly qualified class name. (see above)
Firstly you need to make sure the directory '.\cz\samba\projects\arc\analyse\' is on your classpath, then refer to class by its correct name.
I think. It's all very confusing.
Another point that needs to be made is that the two examples given above are not the correct way to add classes to the classpath for web applications. You may be better off putting the source in the web-inf\classes directory of the web server.
ramdas pradeep kumar
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Joined: Aug 27, 2003
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i think u are trying to compile it from outside the file dir
William Brogden
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Just take some time out and learn how to use ANT to build servlet projects. You will be glad you did. You can completely avoid setting environment variables for specific projects.
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