Re: Java Hello World running problem

Hongyu <>
Tue, 29 Jul 2008 14:22:06 -0700 (PDT)
On Jul 29, 5:11 pm, Hongyu <> wrote:


I am new to Java and Linux. I have a Linux PC and I tried to write a
simple HelloWorld java program and compile and run it, but I got
Below is the HelloWorld program:

package world;

public class HelloWorld
        public static void main(String args[]) throws Exception
                System.out.println("Hello World!");


after compiled it by "javac", it passed. And then I
tried to run it by the below command java HelloWorld and got errors.
So I searched on the internet and found that I need to specify the
package name, so I run by the below command:

java world.HelloWorld

But still got errors which was:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: world/

I also tried to run by the command of "java -cp . HelloWorld", but I
got the same error.

I also tried to do "set CLASSPATH ".:~/workspace/temp", and then run
the program as above, but still get same error, where ~/workspace/temp
is the directory where my located.

When I did "which java", I got "/usr/bin/java"; and "which javac", I
got "usr/bin/javac". When I did "ls -l /usr/bin/java*", I got
something like below:

/usr/bin/java --> /etc/alternatives/java
/usr/bin/javac --> /etc/alternatives/javac

When I did echo "CLASSPATH", I got a blank line.
When I did echo $SHELL, I got "/bin/bash"

Could someone kindly tell me how to solve the problem it?

Thanks a lot for the help in advance.


Forgot to mention that I have also run by
java -cp . world.HelloWorld", but I
got the same error which was: Exception in thread "main"
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: world/
HelloWorld .

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