[developers] LOGON and java

David Brodbeck brodbd at uw.edu
Tue Dec 2 20:39:47 CET 2014

In that particular case chmod may not be enough, you may also have to
override (or possibly just unset) the JAVA_HOME environment variable.
That's quite a helpful error message on ant's part, though.  I'm kind of
impressed.  Usually Java build errors are impenetrable. ;)

On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Joshua Crowgey <jcrowgey at u.washington.edu>

> Hi Stephan et al.,
> Thanks for the really helpful discussion.  Now I not only know why LOGON
> provides java, but also how to keep it from getting in my way. :)
> Stephan had asked about how the LOGON java was tripping me up.  I have
> to admit that I don't use java very often, but every now and I again I
> end up downloading some source code for an android app with the goal of
> modifying its functionality to fit my needs and desires.  (For example,
> I recently wanted my email app to display the text/plain part of a
> multipart message rather than the text/html part.)  If I leave the LOGON
> settings as delivered to my .bashrc file then trying to compile the
> android project would say:
> /home/jcrowgey/android_sdk/tools/ant/build.xml:720: The following error
> occurred while executing this line:
> /home/jcrowgey/android_sdk/tools/ant/build.xml:734: Unable to find a
> javac compiler;
> com.sun.tools.javac.Main is not on the classpath.
> Perhaps JAVA_HOME does not point to the JDK.
> It is currently set to
> "/home/jcrowgey/ling/delphin/logon/sun/jre/linux.x86.64"
> I usually would just fix this by commenting out the LOGON settings in
> .bashrc and then opening a new terminal after which all would work.  Now
> I'm happy to know about the chmod solution in order to leave the
> settings turned on (for using lkb and itsdb in emacs).  To be honest, I
> never really looked hard at seeing if it was possible to set up
> ant/android-sdk to work with the LOGON java, I always just turned it off
> temporarily and then went forward.
> Thanks again!
> --Joshua
> On 11/25/2014 02:48 PM, Stephan Oepen wrote:
> >> These days, bundling Java might be a bit excessive [...]
> >
> > indeed, that is the point :-).  oe
> >

D. Brodbeck
System Administrator, Linguistics
University of Washington
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