I downloaded a package that I want to mess around with. I do not understand where I need to put it though... I am working in a directory c:\jdk\app that is where my main program I am creating is at. the package say net.something.stuff okay I now where that folder system is at.. Do i need to put the folders in the c:\jdk\app director to use import net.something.stuff.*; ??? We never had to do this in are class and for some reason I can't figure this out.
It doesn't really matter where you put it, but you better have one place where you keep your packages. What important is that the root directory path where you place you package is listed in the CLASSPATH environment variable. You can also place the package in the folder your .java file is, that should work without setting the CLASSPATH, if it doesn't, you can add "." as path in the CLASSPATH.
To set the CLASSPATH on Windows go to Control Panel->System-> Advanced Tab ->Environment Variables, don't overwrite the CLASSPATH, just add your path at the end afer semicolon.
You should have done this in class, suggest to your professor
Joined: May 11, 2005
Ah, okay. I understand now and got it to work thanks..