Jruby, JDBC

I’m trying to build a simple connection to Oracle using JRuby. I’m a
JRuby newbie, so my method may be quite flawed. But I cannot seem to
get JRuby to recognize jars in the classpath (demonstration below). I
wonder if anyone can see what I’m doing wrong?

$ jar -tf lib/classes12.jar | grep OracleDriver
$ java -classpath “./lib/classes12.jar” -jar
require ‘java’
include_class ‘oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver’
puts ‘hi’

C:\jruby\src\builtin\javasupport.rb:258:in for_name': cannot load Java class oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver (NameError) from C:\jruby\src\builtin\javasupport.rb:258:inget_proxy_class’
from (eval):0:in include_class' from -:2:ineach’
from C:\jruby\src\builtin\javasupport.rb:405:in `include_class’
from -:2

$ cat conn_test.java
import oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver;
class conn_test {
public static void main (String[] args) {
$ javac -classpath “lib/classes12.jar” conn_test.java
$ java -classpath “.:lib/classes12.jar” conn_test


On Wed, 19 Jul 2006, [email protected] defenestrated me:

$ java -classpath “./lib/classes12.jar” -jar

Mixing -classpath and -jar is not allowed in Java. I recommend
using one of the wrapper scripts in ./bin in the jruby distribution:

CLASSPATH=lib/classes12.jar ./bin/jruby some_script

Any followup Java-specific JRuby questions should be done on our
jruby-user and jruby-devel mailing lists on sourceforge (though
in a very short time we will be moving to codehaus).


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