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Accessing one's own packages in servlets

Abhishek Gautam

Joined: Jan 12, 2008
Posts: 1
Guys, Please help me in acessing ones own packages in Servlets...
do we have to set the path for its classes...i am just the starter...
How will we do that...if thats the case?
Nicholas Jordan
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Joined: Sep 17, 2006
Posts: 1282
Three ways I know of:

1. by command line
2. by environment variable
3. by options file
Bosun Bello
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Joined: Nov 06, 2000
Posts: 1510
Update your classpath by adding the dirctory that your package is in to it. I.e the directory that's right above your package directory.

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Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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Of course setting the classpath is only useful for compiling the servlets and classes. The system classpath is ignored by the container serving the web application when deployed.

To deploy the classes, they must be place in one of the locations defined by the Servlet Specification. For example, WEB-INF/classes for standalone classes, or WEB-INF/lib for jar files. There are also container-defined locations to share classes across web apps.

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