# Posts Tagged ‘IAM’

Problem:
When trying to build maven project using IAM under Eclipse I get an error like this:


"Unable to locate the Javac Compiler in:C:\\Program
Files\\Java\\jre6\..\\lib\\tools.jar
Please ensure you are using JDK 1.4 or above and
not a JRE (the com.sun.tools.javac.Main class is required).
In most cases you can change the location of your Java
installation by setting the JAVA_HOME environment variable"


,nevertheless I have proper installation of newest Java JDK and JAVA_HOME is properly set.
The problem never occured before.

Solution:

I know two possible causes of that problem:

1. Eclipse uses its own JRE to start, and IAM does the same. You’ve recently installed a new maven plugin and it requires JDK.
You can force Eclipse to start using directly given Java VM by starting it that way from command line:

“X:\\path\to\\eclipse\\eclipse.exe -vm JAVA_JDK_PATH”

2. There also cases when IAM brokes up without apparent cause, and that happend to me.
The reason may be IAM itself.
Try standard tricks checklist from my another post here:
Problems using Eclipse IAM and Maven

My most common headache during my last Spring project was:





during start of Tomcat.

Every source pointed to problems with spring.jar, so I suspected having some version conflict between my Spring libraries (eg. I used also Spring-WS in an old version). But that wasn’t real cause and I’d wasted a lot of time. The real problem was faulty Eclipse IAM plugin.

Try out some tricks I’ve described in my another article : Problems using Eclipse IAM and Maven

During my last project I was involved, I used Eclipse IAM plugin for integration with Maven. It caused many problems, mainly Class not found exceptions and issues with Tomcat server.

Generally I perceived that Eclipse IAM tends to lose jars from pom.xml, what leads to unexpected, bizarre time wasting NoClassDefFoundError.

Unfortunately I hadn’t been sucessful in finding causes of my problems but I’d like to share with you my standard ‘IAM problems checklist’ 😉

If you have any problems try this (in specified order) :

1. Use refresh, then fetch source jars option from maven menu.
2. Try cleaning maven libraries, then do ‘1.’
3. After doing ‘2.’, remove your app from Tomcat, clean server, then deploy again.
4. Try removing whole server, then add it again.
5. REMOVE AND REGENERATE WHOLE WORKSPACE

Any step mentioned above is not a joke. I had really to ‘reset’ workspace a few times to make things work again.. First three steps helped me in 80% cases.

I hope my tips will save your time.