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From Ben Souther <>
Subject Re: newbie: servlet examples work, jsp not
Date Sun, 19 Oct 2003 11:03:48 GMT
You don't need to set your classpath. Tomcat does that for you.

You should double check that your JAVA_HOME environment variable is set 
properly. From the command line type: %JAVA_HOME%\bin\javac
You should see a menu of switches for the compiler.
If not, check to see where your JAVA_HOME environment variable is pointing by 
typing: echo %JAVA_HOME%

You might also want to get tomcat working as a standalone before integrating 
with Apache to cut down on the number of simultaneous issues to be debugged.

On Sunday 19 October 2003 06:35 am, you wrote:
> hello,
> i am working in windows xp. i have the jsdk 1.4.1 installed. i also
> installed apache2 and tomcat 4.1 as described in the HowTo:
> after installation, i wanted to try the examples at
> http://localhost/examples. the servlet examples work, but the jsp examples
> not. i get the following error:
> org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Unable to compile class for JSP
> An error occurred at line: -1 in the jsp file: null
> Generated servlet error:
>     [javac] Compiling 1 source file
> and in the logs i have:
> Unable to find a javac compiler;
> is not on the classpath.
> Perhaps JAVA_HOME does not point to the JDK
> But my Java_Home does point to c:\j2sdk1.4.1
> and my classpath does point to c:\j2sdk1.4.1\lib\tools.jar
> So, what am i making wrong? thank you in
> advance.
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