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From "Giles Chanot \(\)" <>
Subject RE: JDBC & Tomcat
Date Mon, 01 May 2000 22:59:06 GMT

just to clarify slighty, I think if the JDBC (or any other) classes that you
want to include are in a JAR file, then you need to explicity specify the
JAR file in the CLASSPATH environment variable that Tomcat sees, i.e.

export CLASSPATH = ${CLASSPATH}:/usr/local/mysql/jdbc/drivers.jar (or

But if the class files are not in a JAR file (or you choose to unpack them
from the JAR file) then placing them in /opt/tomcat/lib will automatically
make them included, as /opt/tomcat/lib is already in CLASSPATH, but you must
preserve the directory structure as in the JAR file, so for example the
class would be in


Hope this helps,

Marcos Martinez writes:
 > i think that you have not understand my question, i talked about, the
 > place (path directory) where i need to put the *.jar files of the
 > third-party JDBC drivers, like mSQL, MYSQL, etc....
You can put them them where you want, as long as you include them in the

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