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From "Larry Meadors" <>
Subject Re: tools.jar not in CP (Tomcat 5.5.15)
Date Sun, 02 Apr 2006 04:34:58 GMT
Sounds like you may have a JRE instead of a JDK.

>From a command like do:
 find -iname javac

You should see one listed as './bin/javac' after running that second command.


On 4/1/06, Martin Schulz <> wrote:
> My webapps needs to access the javac compiler classes from tools.jar.
> This appears to work on dev environment on Windows, but it doesn't
> in a deployment environment:
> Solaris 9
> JDK 1.5.0_06
> The app hits a java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:
> According to the documentation, tools.jar should always be in the
> class path:
> Looking at the startup scripts (I think I saw it in the doumentation too
> somewhere) there is a 'javac' option (in, which appears
> to be in some state of disrepair.  At least the order of arguments
> passed from does not match how looks at the args,
> nor does actually consume the 'javac', or evaluate it
> as a valid command.
> I guess I'm confused at this stage as to what to believe and how to proceed.
>    Martin
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