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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 math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 05:25:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <200710060830.EAA24987@smc.vnet.net>
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Download JDK (Java Development Kit) from Sun's web page:

   http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

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
> 
> http://documents.wolfram.com/webmathematica/updates/install/tomcat/current
> 
> 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!
> 

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Murray Eisenberg                     murray at math.umass.edu
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