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Donald R. Cossitt
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Joined: Jan 31, 2003
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I am working ahead in the CattleDrive while waiting for current nitpick to arrive.
Assignment OOP-1 (DaysOld) requires the downloading of a *.zip file and re-configuration of classpath. Two preliminary questions:
1. Is a *.zip == *.jar?
2. Does simply renaming a file to someFile.jar from someFile.zip make a zip file a jar file?

Finally, the real problem. No matter how I configure the classpath this error occurs at runtime with the required import statement in the java file:

I even changed my folder structure to match that in the example and placed the given path example in classpath with the same error.
What gives?
TIA
doco


doco
Matthew Phillips
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Joined: Mar 09, 2001
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The answer to questions 1 and 2 are yes. I don't know if this is the cause of your problem, but it looks like you are trying to import a class called common from the package com.javaranch. You probably want to import something different. Is that cryptic enough.


Matthew Phillips
Donald R. Cossitt
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Joined: Jan 31, 2003
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Matthew;
Thanks for the answers. You hit the nail on the head - this bonehead! Your encryption pointed me to the problem. I was not referring to some file named common. That was the least node in the hierarchy; what I didn't do was place the ".*" at the end! Jeesh what a bonehead! :roll:
Well then, it seems I'm back in the saddle again!
Thanks
doco
[ March 09, 2003: Message edited by: doco mastadon ]
 
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