Help needed in building xruby (for java newbie)


#1

Dear all,

when trying to build xruby for Linux i586, OpenSuSE 10.2,
I get the following errors:

dhcppc1:/usr/local/xruby # export JAVA_HOME=/usr
dhcppc1:/usr/local/xruby # which javac
/usr/bin/javac
dhcppc1:/usr/local/xruby # javac -version
javac 1.5.0_10

dhcppc1:/usr/local/xruby # sh build.sh
Buildfile: build.xml

parser:

treeparser:

compile:
[javac] Compiling 273 source files to /usr/local/xruby/build

BUILD FAILED
/usr/local/xruby/build.xml:59: Unable to find a javac compiler;
com.sun.tools.javac.Main is not on the classpath.
Perhaps JAVA_HOME does not point to the JDK

Total time: 0 seconds

How could I tell the build script where to look for javac - if
this is the real problem here?

Thank you very much,

Best regards

Axel


#2

Axel E. wrote:

/usr/local/xruby/build.xml:59: Unable to find a javac compiler;
com.sun.tools.javac.Main is not on the classpath.
Perhaps JAVA_HOME does not point to the JDK

Hi Axel.

Looks like you need to add the directory containing javac to your PATH.
In teh example below I did a find to get that, then modified the path.

quicksilver:~ dougal$ sudo find / -name javac
/usr/bin/javac
quicksilver:~ dougal$ export PATH=/usr/bin:$PATH

Obviously this example is a little silly, as /usr/bin will always be in
your path (On OS X anyway), but on your system it may be located
differently.

In sumary…

1 - Find where javac and friends live.
2 - Add the directory to your PATH.
3 - Run your compilation.

Hope this helps.

D.
http://douglasfshearer.com


#3

Dear Douglas,

thank you for responding.
I actually verified that javac is on my system, and
can be found by the system to compile a “Hello-World”
program in java.
So I don’t think that the $JAVA_HOME
variable is the problem here anymore, but I am a java
newbie, so I don’t understand what could be wrong otherwise…

Please, Java experts, help me again…

Best regards,

Axel

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