Re: javah error

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?= <>
Thu, 14 May 2009 19:22:12 -0400
Praetorian wrote:

I'm trying out a sample JNI program but am unable to get the javah
tool to work. I have 1 source file, in C:\Work
\JNIHelloWorld. These are the contents of this file:

class Hello {
  public native void sayHello();
  static {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    Hello h = new Hello();
    h.sayHello ();

This is how I'm invoking javah.exe:

C:\Work\JNIHelloWorld>javah -classpath .;C:\Work\JNIHelloWorld -
verbose HelloWorld
error: cannot access HelloWorld
class file for HelloWorld not found
javadoc: error - Class HelloWorld not found.
[ Search Path: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_13\jre\lib
\resources.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_13\jre\lib\rt.jar;C:
\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_13\jre\lib\sunrsasign.jar;C:\Program Files
dk1.6.0_13\jre\lib\jsse.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_13\jre\lib
\jce.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_13\jre\lib\charsets.jar;C:
\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_13\jre\classes\.;C:\Work\JNIHelloWorld ]
Error: No classes were specified on the command line. Try -help.

I've also tried the call without the '.' preceding the classpath but
it results in the same error, and its always javadoc that throws the
error, not javah. What am I doing wrong?

If you have a file with a class Hello, then you
first compile it to Hello.class with:


and then you generate Hello.h with:

javah -classpath . Hello

(it seems as if you have some confusion about Hello versus
HelloWorld and I am not sure whether you have compiled


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