java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: sun/tools/javac/Main

Posted on 2001-08-15
Last Modified: 2013-11-21

javax.servlet.ServletException: sun/tools/javac/Main
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: sun/tools/javac/Main

I am getting this error whenever I try to run Tomcat 3.2 sample code.

is there a way to fix this?

Question by:xxxJohnnyBlaze
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by:Jim Cakalic
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I believe this can be corrected by adding tools.jar to the server's classpath. The tools.jar is usually to be found in the lib directory of your JDK installation.

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by:Jim Cakalic
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It may also be necessary to add the bin directory of your JDK installation to the PATH variable used by Tomcat.
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Jim Cakalic earned 50 total points
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And, for what it's worth, here's a link to a jguru FAQ entry on this topic:

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Set the environment variables TOMCAT_HOME to your Tomcat installation directory and JAVA_HOME to your Java installation directory. This has the side-effects of setting up the classpath for Tomcat correctly (that tools.jar is found and the is loaded).

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thanks for your help again, Jim

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