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Re: Help Understanding Path Issue
Scott Purcell wrote:
I have "CLASSPATHS" and "PATHS" and some "HOME" directories set up. Eg:
I assume you meant "CLASSPATH" and "PATH".
When I run ant from a "cmd" window all is good. It picks up the value
and runs fine. But I do not want to use the "cmd" prompt, and would like
to use cygwin. But when I issue ant I get the dreaded error:
Error: JAVA_HOME is not defined correctly. We cannot execute
I do not want to change all my HOME, PATH, values because some of the
system software uses them as they are. Can I get around this? Is there
where it makes sense to use a symbolic link?
Nope, symlinks will not help you (or at least, they probably won't).
If the program that looks at a particular environment variable is a
Cygwin program, then the var should give a POSIX path. Otherwise it
should give a Windows path. You should only have problems switching
between the two if you have programs of both flavors looking at the same
variable (other than PATH which Cygwin handles automagically).
Example: I assume you are using a non-Cygwin Java (I don't believe I
have even heard of a Cygwin JVM, so that seems likely), therefore your
JAVAHOME should be a Windows path, regardless of what shell (A cygwin
*sh vs. Windows cmd) you are using.
Also see 'man cygpath'.
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