troubleshooting Question

Trouble Creating jarfile

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I've had little success with creating my own jarfiles. Here's my latest attempt. I have the java file

import java.util.Date;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;

class hprsPurchase {

public static Date snagFinalPaymentDate()
    return new Date();

} // endclass

I do the following:

$ javac
$ jar cf hprsPurchase.jar hprsPurchase.class
$ sudo cp hprsPurchase.jar $CATALINA_HOME/common/lib

I add $CATALINA_HOME/common/lib/hprsPurchase.jar to my CLASSPATH and restart tomcat

I add <%@ page import="hprsPurchase.*" %> to my jsp file. Without referencing the snagFinalPaymentDate() function the jsp file "compiles" at this point. (If I leave off the ".*" I get: The import hprsPurchase cannot be resolved")

When I do reference the function:

Date now = new hprsPurchase.snagFinalPaymentDate();

I get the error:

An error occurred at line: 192 in the jsp file: /finalPaymentReport.jsp
hprsPurchase cannot be resolved to a type;

I also tried:

Date now = new Date();
now = hprsPurchase.snagFinalPaymentDate();

and got:

hprsPurchase cannot be resolved

What am I doing wrong?

Linux kernel
javac version: 1.7.0_02
tomcat version: 6.0.14
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