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From Curt Arnold <carn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Unable to locate tools.jar
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2008 15:12:58 GMT

On Jan 15, 2008, at 2:57 AM, Andreas Grob wrote:

> Hi,
> After installing a new java version I got following error:
> Unable to locate tools.jar. Expected to find it in
> C:\Programme\Java\jre1.6.0_04\lib\tools.jar
> Buildfile: build.xml
> Well, my workaround is to copy tools.jar from the path
> ...\jdk1.6.0_04\lib to the expected place. Is there a better way?
> Cheers
> ~ Andreas

tools.jar is included with a JDK, but not with a JRE.  Ant emits a  
warning if it can't find tools.jar, since it assumes that it  
eventually be asked to do java compilation which is performed using  
tools.jar.  In our case, we don't ask Ant to do java compilation so  
the warning is innocuous.  The warning could be avoided by either  
having a JDK first in the path, or by setting the environment variable  
JAVA_HOME to the JDK's root directory (likely C:\Programme\Java 

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