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From Ovidiu Predescu <ovi...@cup.hp.com>
Subject Re: AW: [C2] [2.1-dev] various fixes and changes
Date Tue, 14 Aug 2001 07:55:07 GMT
On Tue, 14 Aug 2001 09:33:54 +0200, "Carsten Ziegeler" <cziegeler@sundn.de> wrote:

> > Michael Hartle wrote:
> > 
> > Ovidiu Predescu wrote:
> > 
> > >- in build.xml, the tools.jar is assumed to be in 
> > $JAVA_HOME/lib/tools.jar. It
> > >turns out that JAVA_HOME usually points to the jre/ directory 
> > inside the jdk/
> > >directory, while the tools.jar is in the lib/ directory of jdk/. 
> > Something like
> > >this:
> > >
> > My JAVA_HOME points and has always pointed to the base directory 
> > containing Java, e.g. C:\Programme\JDK1.3.1 or /usr/local/jdk1.3.1, and 
> > as I am able to build several projects from different sources via Ant 
> > without any problem, I do not think that this assumption is valid. In 
> > case I just have been lucky all the time, please feel free to 
> > mention it ;)
> > 
> I think we must distinct here between the environment variable JAVA_HOME
> and the jvm system property "java.home". Whereas JAVA_HOME can be set
> by the user to any value, the system property "java.home" always points
> to the $JAVA_HOME/jre directory. This behaviour is specified by SUN.
> I verified this on Windows with JDK 1.2.x and JDK 1.3.x.
> 
> Ant or the current build.xml uses the "java.home" property to get the
> tools.jar which is simply wrong. So the patch is required.

Thanks for the clarification, Carsten. In my message I mixed up the
two, JAVA_HOME and java.home, which probably confused Michael.

Thanks,
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Ovidiu Predescu <ovidiu@cup.hp.com>
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