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mysql-jdbc connection problem

jered veld
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i have installed mysql i am running win2000pro.
i am trying to make a small applet to connect to a database named people; so far i havent gotten much success.
the problem is with the driver.
i downloaded the .jar file mm.mysql-2.0.14
i placed this file in the following directory:
i then set my classpath to this in a DOS prompt:
set classpath=.;c:\mysql\mm.mysql-2.0.14.jar;%classpath%
here is the code so far:
import java.sql.*;
public class Lookup{
public static void main(String[] args) throws SQLException, ClassNotFoundException{
String url = "jdbc:mysql://localhost/people";
String user = "";
String password = "";

Connection c = DriverManager.getConnection(url,user,password);
it will compile with no errors. when i run
java Lookup it gives me the error:
exeption in thread "main" java.lang.ClassNotFoundException rg.gjt.mm.mysql.Driver
thanks in advance for any help.
Hartmut Ludwig
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I guess your problem is that you did not put the binary jarfile of your MM MySQL Driver to the classpath. You used the the source-jar instead. The binary must be named something like:
If you only have this source jarfile you could compile it and add the resulting jar to your classpath.
You can also download the latest Driver-package from here.
The zipfile contains the binary jar called:
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