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From Tim Funk <funk...@joedog.org>
Subject Re: JAVA_HOME / JRE_HOME still necessary?
Date Wed, 10 May 2006 11:48:56 GMT
Some of us run many JVM's on the same machine. And for reasons which drive us 
insane, java 1.1.X tends to be the first java in the PATH.

-Tim

Stefan Wachter wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> wouldn't it be nice if Tomcat does not need the JAVA_HOME or JRE_HOME 
> environment variable? After installation of the SUN-JDK these 
> environment variables are not set. Java is in the "path" and that's it.
> 
> While starting Tomcat the script "setclasspath.bat" checks if one of the 
> environment variables JAVA_HOME or JRE_HOME is set. Then one of these 
> variables is used to construct the execution commands and to set the 
> CLASSPATH environment variable such that is contains tools.jar.
> 
> As far as the execution command is concerned using one of the 
> HOME-variables is not necessary as long as Java is in the path.
> 
> I wonder why the classpath must contain tools.jar. Tomcat 5.5 uses the 
> Eclipse Java compiler for compiling JSPs. Therefore I think that 
> tools.jar is no more needed.
> 
> Patching "setclasspath.bat" such that it no more relies on one of the 
> HOME variables I started Tomcat. It seems to work as usual.

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