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From "Ben Kelley" <>
Subject Re: 500 Error with tomcat 3.1 jsp examples
Date Tue, 18 Jul 2000 15:20:26 GMT
If you are using the 1.1 JDK, you don't need tools.jar. The 1.1 JDK includes
the compiler classes in the normal classpath.

You will see in that it looks to see if you have tools.jar, and
includes it in your classpath if you do.

If JAVA_HOME points to JDK 1.1, it won't find tools.jar. Tomcat should still
start without it.

I just changed my tomcat to point to JDK 1.1, restarted it, and the examples
still worked OK. (This is on Solaris 2.6.)

I suspect your problem is not a classpath problem.

I'd suspect maybe directory permissions. The default config uses
$TOMCAT_HOME/work as a temporary directory. Does the user that is running
the tomcat process have write permission to this directory (and any

     - Ben Kelley.

----- Original Message -----
From: O'Connor, Rory O <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 3:53 PM
Subject: RE: 500 Error with tomcat 3.1 jsp examples

> As stated in my original post, I'm using the 1.1 JDK.  Do I need to update
> to 1.2 (seems that I've discussions here about various sub-releases of
> having problems?) to get this to work?

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