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From Stanley Bradbury <Stan.Bradb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Working with Derby Java version verification question
Date Thu, 01 Mar 2007 23:17:31 GMT
Top posting:
I think you are correct, Laura, this section can be removed  when 
Working With Derby (WWD) and Getting Started are merged.  In fact, I 
don't think WWD will suffer if it were removed prior to the merge (but 
that seems like it might be unnecessary work).  The 'Introduction and 
Prerequisites' section has become an unimportant artifact since the 
derbyrun.jar was added to the system.  Originally the exercises 
described using the scripts in the framework subdirectories, these 
relied on JAVA_HOME being set and insuring this was the main purpose of 
the initial section.  After derbyrun.jar was created a quick rewrite was 
done but the need for the initial chapter was not revisited.

It might be good if information on setting up and verifying the JAVA 
installation were added to the 'Setting up your environment' section of 
the Getting Started Guide but I don't see it covered anywhere in the 
manual currently.  Because of all the platform related issues related to 
setting up the software I opted not to cover this in Working With Derby 

Laura Stewart wrote:
> Kim - Appreciate the explanation. I was thinking that this might get
> covered in DERBY-2390.
> On 3/1/07, Kim Haase <Camilla.Haase@sun.com> wrote:
>> Well, setting the JAVA_HOME variable and setting your PATH to include
>> JAVA_HOME/bin are two separate steps.  The instructions tell you to set
>> JAVA_HOME but not to set your PATH, so the table shows how to run the
>> command if you haven't set your PATH.
>> I think you've identified a problem with the instructions -- they ought
>> to tell you to set your PATH, because the subsequent instructions on
>> using the javac and java commands assume you've set it. We need a new
>> step 2 that tells you to set the PATH; then people can just run "java
>> -version" without specifying JAVA_HOME/bin. Should be a quick fix if you
>> can file a JIRA issue.
>> Thanks for noticing this.
>> Kim
>> Laura Stewart wrote:
>> > Hi -
>> >
>> > In the Working with Derby guide, there is a section (Introduction and
>> > Prerequisites) that has us check our version of java by running the
>> > java -version command. Then there is a table showing a path.  I can
>> > run the java -version command from any path to get the info... so I
>> > find the path in the table confusing.
>> > I feel like I am missing something... What is it telling me?
>> >

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