Hi all, I am suddenly experiencing this problem since I reinstalled JDK1.3 recently. Didn't happen before when I used jdk1.3. If a .class (say abc.class) already exists, and I run "javac abc.java", it only creates new .class files which do not already exist and never overwrites or replaces the existing ones! So I am having to delete all .class files in the directory before I run javac. What a pain... Any troubleshooting tips? I am using JDK1.3 on Win98se. thanks Sanjeev
Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Did you install on top of an existing version of the jdk, or onto a clean system? I had this same problem when I installed 1.3 onto a system with 1.1.6 without completely removing the older jdk first. When I cleaned them both out, and then reinstalled just the 1.3 jdk, the compiler started working.
Joined: Feb 13, 2001
Thanks Mike. That really helped and the problem is over. I had actually uninstalled JDK 1.2 (or so I thought) before installing 1.3 but the problem turned out to be the JRE shipped with Oracle 8i Personal Edition for the PC. I had installed Oracle with the NO JDK option but it still did (jre v1.1.7)!!! Anyways, thanks again... Sanjeev