i have tomcat(5.9) installed - working fine(os- windows xp). i dont hav ant, cvs installed . so i have to go for text editor.trying my first servlet programm - i was unable to get the .class file for the servlet .
as ref from HFSJ book pg no:31 , i followed the same :
from the dos prompt i tried with - %javac -cp /CATALINA_HOME/common/lib/servlet-api.jar -d classes src/ch1.java then with javac -cp /CATALINA_HOME/common/lib/servlet-api.jar -d classes src/ch1.java ,,,,,,then with javac -cp /CATALINA_HOME\common\lib\servlet-api.jar -d classes src/ch1.java - but i always got the error that it cannot find the servlet class etc..(it was treated as ordinany java programm instead of servlet).
i want to know without using ant & cvs , how an beginner like me can compile servlet & jsp- get .java files & deploy them in tomcat container.after getting well versed only - i can move with those advance stuffs(ant,cvs) TOMCAT DOC - DISCUSSES ALONG WITH ANT,CVS .Any doc which could support this beginner for carring deployment independently will be more appreciable . thank u .
my intension is to compile an servlet.java programm in order to obtain its .class file.well frnds when i do the above - i get - cannot find the symbol javax.servlet.moreover when i try to open the servlet-api.jar file in common\lib directory , i get an error - unable to load the main.class manifest attribute..some thing like that.
You need to write CATALINA_HOME like %CATALINA_HOME%, or otherwise it is taken literally.
Oh, and you can't open a jar file by double-clicking. You need to use the command-line tool "jar". E.g., "jar -tf servlet-api.jar" will list its contents. [ November 11, 2005: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]