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From Thilo Goetz <twgo...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: issues with overview-and-setup on Windows
Date Mon, 10 Aug 2009 15:05:25 GMT
Marshall Schor wrote:
> Thilo Goetz wrote:
>> Kameron Cole wrote:
>>   
>>> I am running into issues when going through the good old old example
>>> instructions included with UIMA 2.22.
>>>
>>> I am posting to draw attention to these, in case they need attention. Also,
>>> they may bring up other issues which are worth discussing here.
>>>
>>> Here is one: if I want to add the sources to the jar files, there is a
>>> "bat" file, in the unzipped source code directory.  It basically just runs
>>> the java jar command for the source jars.
>>>
>>> cd jVinci\src\main\java
>>> jar  %UIMA_HOME%\lib\jVinci.jar *
>>>
>>> On Windows, you will certainly get an error, saying 'no 'jar' command on
>>> this system.'
>>>
>>> Problem 1.  The script just calls the jar command, instead of calling java
>>> -jar.  I don't know when that has ever worked - certainly it has been many
>>> years ago.  Currnelty (JDK 1.6.0_13_b03), you need to use the java -jar
>>> command
>>>     
>> Kameron, the script is correct.  A full Java SDK contains a jar(.exe) command
>> in its bin directory, just like it has a java(.exe).  The jar command does
>> something different from "java -jar", namely package a jar.  java -jar otoh
>> runs an executable jar.
>>
>> What you need to do is 1) make sure you have a Java SDK, not just a jre.  Then
>> you must make sure that the bin directory of your java sdk is on your path,
>> so your system knows how to execute the jar command.
>>
>> HTH,
>> Thilo
>>
>>   
> 
> Thanks, Kameron; we would be happy to get a patch that (a) verified that
> the user running this had the Java JDK with the "jar" executable, and
> tell them they need to get it if it isn't there, and (b) made use of
> JAVA_HOME if set to find the java to use, in preference to needing it to
> be on the PATH.  The second part could be copied from some of our other
> bat/sh files.
> 
> -Marshall

A first step would be to add this information to the documentation,
so our users have a chance of figuring this out themselves.

--Thilo

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