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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: can't find javac tomcat 5.0.30 jdk1.5.0
Date Tue, 30 Nov 2004 14:16:38 GMT

The 5.0.30 fix is simple and should not have to do with this problem.
I'm compiling JSPs fine using 5.0.30 on Solaris 8, with both JDK 1.4.2
and 5.0.  Where is your JAVA_HOME set?

Yoav Shapira

>-----Original Message-----
>From: D. Stimits []
>Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 5:02 PM
>To: Tomcat Users
>Subject: can't find javac tomcat 5.0.30 jdk1.5.0
>I've found several clues that suggest this is a common problem, but no
>fixes. I have jdk installed on linux at /opt/jdk-1.5.0/, it works
>properly for all users, and in all cases JAVA_HOME is set here. Any
>attempt to recompile a JSP (I have it set to check for page out of date
>each hit) results in this:
>Compiler Adapter '/opt/jdk1.5.0/bin/javac' can't be found.
>The compiler is there and clearly useable, it seems that some sort of
>jvm chroot is going on, but my server startup is NOT doing this. All
>temp and permanent directory locations are completely accessible as
>read/write. Clues include some interesting notes in the 5.0.30
>changelog, see:
>In the changelog for Jasper it says it fixed a default compiler target
>VM setting to 1.3 so compilation with J2SE 5.0 works out of the box. So
>on the tomcat 5.0.29, the following hints show up:
>-- Using bin/catalina.xml with build.compiler set to any of jikes,
>classic, or modern, there is no change;
>-- Using tomcat.fork of false results in still not finding javac;
>-- Using tomcat.fork of true results in finding javac but fails for all
>kinds of other reasons.
>Since this was reported as fixed in 5.0.30 beta, I removed 5.0.29 (and
>have in many tests completely started from scratch and reinstalled over
>and over) and installed 5.0.30 beta. Now regardless of what I do it can
>never find javac at all. What do I need to do to get JSP compiles to
>find javac? Is some sort of chroot going on, or is it just hopeless
>jdk1.5.0? Is 5.0.30 beta actually a fix for this?
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