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how to get javah to work with a package?

I have a file called RS232.java  initially it did not belong to a package so I could simply do a javac RS232.java and then javah -jni RS232.  Now I add the statement package bird; to RS232 and can no longer use javah.  RS232 is in the directory bird and I have tried javah -jni bird.RS232 from 'bird' parent directory which is where I compiled this application.  I also tried javah -jni RS232 from within the bird directory.  No matter what I try I always get the error  'RS232: no such class' The whole application compiles and runs fine bur crashes when a native call is attempted.
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micahAuthor Commented:
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Let me illustrate the whole process with example

Let me suppose that you are working in a directory say
now create a directory in work by name bird
c:\work> md bird
change to directory bird
c:work> cd bird

create a file by name RS232.java with following contents

package bird;
public class RS232 {

      public static native void printIt();
      static {

      public static void main(String args[])

compile the file using

c:\work\bird>javac RS232.java

now set the class path to point to c:\work (the parent directory of bird) (this is most important)
c:\work\bird> set classpath=c:\work;%classpath%    

create stub file
c:\work\bird> javah -jni bird.RS232

This creates a file bird_RS232.h. Now,create a file rs232.c (native implementation) in bird directory with the following contents

#include "bird_RS232.h"

JNIEXPORT void JNICALL Java_bird_RS232_printIt
  (JNIEnv *env, jclass mclass)
      printf("Hello World !!\n");


compile the file using VC++ compiler as follows

C:\work\bird>cl -Ic:\jdk1.1.4\include -Ic:\jdk1.1.4\include\win32  -LD rs232.c -Fers232.dll c:\jdk1.1.4\lib\javai.lib

(change the jdk directory to appropriate to your installation. I am assuming that my jdk is in jdk1.1.4)

Now, run the program as
c:\work\bird> java bird.RS232

I did it in my system and it worked fine. Hope that it will work in your system too !!

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