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From Jan Ploski <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 4.18 and jikes 1.18 - JSP compilation fails
Date Sat, 18 Jan 2003 21:46:33 GMT
Replying to self and for the archive:

My original post was about "org.apache.jasper.JasperException:
Unable to compile class for JSP" and class files not being generated
by Jikes for no apparent reason.

It turned out to be an non-trivial issue, caused by an outdated glibc
version (2.1.x from Red Hat 6.1) on the host. Specifically, the invocation
of "jikes -encoding UTF8" would exit with a message
"Charset conversion error at offset 0: Argument list too long".
Because Jikes returns exit code 0 after this failure, Tomcat failed to
reproduce that error message in any of its logs. I filed an appropriate
bug report with Jikes (#3463) to resolve this issue for future
generations. :-)

Of course, figuring that out did involve compiling Tomcat and even Ant
and Jikes. Grrr.

Take care -

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