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From "Laura Stewart" <scotsmat...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Working with Derby Java version verification question
Date Thu, 01 Mar 2007 21:14:20 GMT
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?
> >
>


-- 
Laura Stewart

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