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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: unknown jar file in Tomcat
Date Thu, 26 Feb 2004 17:12:49 GMT

There files are not part of tomcat.  My guess is that someone is
(possibly illegally) trying to get around tomcat's JDK requirement by
including the JDK's tools.jar file with his/her webapp distribution.  If
my guess is right, the 1.3.1 and 1.4.1 version numbers correspond to JDK
version numbers.

If you have a JDK (as opposed to a JRE), you don't need this file at

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mark J. Miller []
>Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 12:05 PM
>Subject: unknown jar file in Tomcat
>I currently have Tomcat 4.1 running on a Win2k box. I'm installing an
>additional webapp to my existing Tomcat.
>When I downloaded the webapp and it's files it expanded to include a
>version of Tomcat. Well, I thought that's not a problem, I'll just
>move the appropriate files to my current Tomcat webapps folder and
>modify it's install.bat file to point to the correct folders. But, in
>the jakarta/server/lib folder are two additional files called
>tools.1.3.1.jar and tools.1.4.1.jar. The install.bat file for this
>webapp creates a global variable pointing to the tools.1.4.1.jar file.
>The Tomacat 4.1 server/lib folder doesn't contain either of these jar
>files. Are the tools jar files part of a newer or older version of
>Tomcat? A search of the Tomcat user archive doesn't find either file.
>A search of the knowledge base for the software doesn't come up with
>anything either.
>I'm hesitant to just ignore the files, but I don't know if copying
>them to my Tomcat 4.1 lib folder will screw up my current
>A search on google turned up a download from the
>java repository of avalon-meta- tools -1.3 .1.jar. A search on google
>for tools.1.4.1.jar turned up a reference to jdk-tools-1.4.1.jar on
> But that neither helped me figure out what I should
>Mark :-)
>Mark J. Miller, Sr. Instructional Systems Analyst
>Saginaw Valley State University USA
>7400 Bay Rd, University Center, Mi 48710
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