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package javax.servlet does not exist

 
vannia hdz
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Hi, this is a pretty simple issue, i've installed tomcat, j2sdk on aonther pc, but cant compile my .java file because the compiler does not find the "javax" packages (no problem with java.sql, java.io, etc ).. i think i need to mover or copy a jar file but can't remember .....

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In your editor, that is compiling, or whatever you use to compile, you need to set the jar file into the classpath.

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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
In your editor, that is compiling, or whatever you use to compile, you need to set the jar file into the classpath.

Mark


classpath is : CLASSPATH=C:\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.19\common\lib
that's where servlet-api.jar is..
That IS the right file huh?
 
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It should be:

CLASSPATH=C:\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.19\common\lib\servlet-api.jar;

I have no idea if this is the correct .jar since I don't work on tomcat but the .jar with the servlet api, whether it be this one or the j2ee.jar, needs to be included in your classpath.
 
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Originally posted by William Duncan:
It should be:

CLASSPATH=C:\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.19\common\lib\servlet-api.jar;

I have no idea if this is the correct .jar since I don't work on tomcat but the .jar with the servlet api, whether it be this one or the j2ee.jar, needs to be included in your classpath.


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Just as a reminder, you can set a CLASSPATH to point to directories, but the only classes that will be found are the "loose" (.class) files. JARs have to be mentioned explicitly by name.

Systems like Tomcat make that not obvious, because their startup scripts often have code in them that scoop up all the jars in a directory and add each on to the CLASSPATH. The java compiler ("javac") and "java" programs don't.

In Tomcat 4, the servlet defs were in %TOMCAT_HOME%\common\lib\servlet.jar. Where you set TOMCAT_HOME is your privilege.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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