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JAR problem

Tushar Madhukar
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Joined: May 03, 2006
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Hi,

I have created an app which is bundled in a JAR file. This app depends upon other jars, whose names I have provided in the Class-Path header in the MANIFEST file.

Currently, whenever I have to invoke this app, I have to make sure that the dependant jars are also in the same directory. This is quite irritating as there are lots of such dependant jars.

Is there some way I can mention in my MANIFEST the absolute path of dependant jars? Alternatively, if I can define a variable in MANIFEST which can be set when I invoke the jar (say by a command-line option), I can use it to set the jars location.

Thx.
Christophe Verré
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Joined: Nov 24, 2005
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This does not help but maybe you should read this :

http://java.sun.com/developer/Books/javaprogramming/JAR/basics/manifest.html

With this header, the classes in the files servlet.jar, infobus.jar, and acme/beans.jar will serve as extensions for purposes of the applet or application. The URLs in the Class-Path header are given relative to the URL of the JAR file of the applet or application.


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