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Re: Installing WebMathematica on a PC Windows XP Problems

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  • Subject: [mg81928] Re: [mg81884] Installing WebMathematica on a PC Windows XP Problems
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 05:25:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Download JDK (Java Development Kit) from Sun's web page:

JDK includes all the development libraries for Java from Sun along with 
a subsidiary JRE (Java Run-Time Environment).

Richard Palmer wrote:
> ... running windows xp pro service pack 2.
> Per Mathematica's installation instructions:
> It is recommended to set the JAVA_HOME environment variable for the
> environment in whichTomcat runs. This can be done with a script used to
> launch Tomcat or more conveniently with the Control Panel.
> If you go to the Control Panel and open the System icon, you will see
> the System
> Properties window. From this, select the Advanced tab and then the Environment
> Variablesbutton. Enter JAVA_HOME as a system variable, setting it to the
> top-level directory containing yourJDK. For example, if your JDK is
> installed in c:\j2sdk, this is the setting for JAVA_HOME.
> It can also be useful to amend the PATH environment variable to include the
> directory that contains the jawt.dll library. Typically this is found in
> JAVA_HOME/jre/bin.
> OK...
> I look for JDK on my system using the search feature.  Sadly, there is no
> instance of JDK on my machine.  However there are two folders that might
> work.  Both are in Wolfram Research Folders. The most promising seems to be
> f:\program files\wolfram
> research\Mathematica\6.0\SystemFiles\Converters\Java
> and that does not seem to be very promising.
> In any case, I follow instructions and download the latest version of tomcat
> per
> Tomcat is currently running on my system.  There is still no JDK anywhere.
> the Apache Website gives me no clues on how to get one (nor does wolfram).
> I have no clue on either how to stop tomcat (it does not show up on the task
> manager) or how to get things started.
> I have premier service.  That does not appear to mean much.  Does anyone
> have any idea of whom to contact or what to do next to get the system up and
> running?
> Thanks in advance for any help!

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
Lederle Graduate Research Tower      phone 413 549-1020 (H)
University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
710 North Pleasant Street            fax   413 545-1801
Amherst, MA 01003-9305

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