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From Rachel Greenham <>
Subject Re: Where should i set the CLASSPATH
Date Fri, 01 Sep 2000 09:52:09 GMT
> Stefan Urban wrote:
> Hi,
> I have still a problem to set the CLASSPATH-Variable for Servlets.
> The Problem is the following:
> I have a servlet that imports several Classes from a JAR-Archive. Of
> course
> i put this file explicit on the CLASSPATH. Now I'm starting TOMCAT and he
> shows me the right CLASSPATH. When I'm starting now the servlet (i have
> got
> an Applet as the client) everything works fine. The servlet itselfs
> connects to a database. (This is a well-known Model) Until here, no
> problems. One day later I
> restart the Applet again and... an exception apears which says:
> ClassNotFoundException (?!?!?!)

While ensuring the CLASSPATH is set before invoking Tomcat does work,
another way, which is actually more proper, is to put the JAR files you need
into the /WEB-INF/lib directory off your htdocs root. All JARs put there
will be added to the classpath for that web application alone.


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