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I would like to know how to allow Eclipse to see the java compiler.I have downloaded and installed Eclipse and try to build a
program using the build.xml and running it as an Ant build.
I get the following error:
Unable to find a javac compiler;
com.sun.tools.javac.Main is not on the classpath.
Perhaps JAVA_HOME does not point to the JDK

Any help would be appreciated about how to fix this.
Thanks
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Question by:aswam1975
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by:StillUnAware
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You need to add the tools.jar file to Your CLASSPATH. If on Windows try creating an Environment Variable CLASSPATH and add a path of tools.jar to it.
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by:aswam1975
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Thanks
How should the classpath look like ie what should it include. Right now i have java installed at C:\j2sdk1.4.208.
Can you give an example and I can modify mine.
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by:StillUnAware
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Right click on My Computer icon, in System Properties select Advanced tab, Environment Variables button. Then check if there exists a CLASSPATH variable in User vriables section, if it exists You'll have to modify, if not - create new one. Let's say we create a new one, then select New and enter these values appropriately:

Variable name: CLASSPATH
Variable value: .;C:\j2sdk1.4.208\lib\tools.jar

That's it, but I'm not sure if that will help solve the problem You have.
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by:aswam1975
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Actually, I had earlier added the tools.jar to the environment variable,however i still get the same error.I suppose I have to set something in Eclipse to tell it where the java compiler is at.
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by:CEHJ
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Set

JAVA_HOME

and

ANT_HOME
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by:aswam1975
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Can you let me know where and how to set the JAVA_HOME and ANT_HOME
thanks
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by:CEHJ
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>>Can you let me know where and how to set the JAVA_HOME and ANT_HOME

Different versions of Windows differ in this respect. Lookup 'Environment Variables' in Windows Help and it'll tell you
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by:aswam1975
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OK- do you mean create an environment variable called JAVA_HOME and ANT_HOME and set them to where Java is located (C:\j2sdk1.4.208) and where ANT is installed?I did not download ANT as, i wanted to use the feature from Eclipse.
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doesn't sound like you need to set either.
try just specify the jdk location in eclipse java preferences
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>>I did not download ANT as, i wanted to use the feature from Eclipse.

OK, Just set JAVA_HOME then
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Thank you all!
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