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From "Laura Stewart" <scotsmat...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Working with Derby Java version verification question
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2007 00:57:08 GMT
Hi Stan -

Thanks, please help me understand derbyrun.jar and how it might make
some of the section obsolete. I had planned on keeping the verifying
steps (1 &3 were kept) but was going to remove step 2 from
"Introduction and prerequisites".

Laura

On 3/1/07, Stanley Bradbury <Stan.Bradbury@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> (WWD).
>
> 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?
> >> >
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
>


-- 
Laura Stewart

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