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Problems installing under Windows NT

A few people have been having problems getting NetRexx to run with some versions of the Java Virtual Machine under Windows NT. The symptoms appear to be that the CLASSPATH setting is being ignored, and either the NetRexxC class cannot be found or the sun/tools/javac/Main class cannot be found.

The simplest solution to this seems to be to copy the NetRexxC.jar file and the tools.jar file (e.g., from \jdk1.3\lib) to the extensions directory (e.g., \jdk1.3\jre\lib\ext). Note that the extensions directory may need to be created, and should be under ...\jre\lib, not ...\lib.

Note that on some NT systems, with some Java installations, the extensions directory may be called ...\jre\1.3.0_01\lib\ext or similar. If you have a directory named like this, try putting the NetRexxC.jar and tools.jar files there.

If these suggestions don't work for you, please send me e-mail at the address below with details of the symptoms, JVM you are using, etc. Also, if you can identify the cause of the problem, please let me know.

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