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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Tomcat 7: Why is JDK needed ?
Date Tue, 02 Aug 2011 00:21:19 GMT
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Bobi,

On 8/1/2011 7:18 PM, Bobi St wrote:
>> The message is correct as stated; when JAVA_HOME is used, it
>> *must* point to a JDK.  If you want a specific JRE, you must set
>> JRE_HOME, not JAVA_HOME.
> 
> Well, if JDK is not needed anymore, why bother setting JAVA_HOME, why
> is it mentioned at all ?

Because you have a choice: JRE or JDK. Some people have both. Some only
have one. Hence the choice.

>> Why not only to set JRE_HOME ?!?
> 
> Sorry, I can't parse that question.
> 
> I meant, if JDK is not needed anymore, why at all mentioning
> JAVA_HOME ?

It is not /required/, but it is an option.

- -chris
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