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Package error (Not exist/Wrong name)


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#1 Cander


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Posted 01 March 2010 - 02:53 PM


I have trying to sorting my classfiles in my project into folders and using the Java Package function, but I'm experiencing problems nevertheless after trying to following any tutorials about this I could find.

I made a very simple test just to trying to get this work, here is what I got:

test1.java in folder C:\mainn

package mainn;
import mainn.sub.test2;
public class test1
	public static void main(String[] arguments)

test2.java in folder C:\mainn\sub

package mainn.sub;
public class test2

test2.java compiles, but when compiling test1.java I receive the following error:
test1.java:2: package mainn.sub does not exist
import mainn.sub.test2;
1 error

If I remove the import statement, it compiles. But when running test1.java I receive this error:
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: test1 (wrong name: mainn/test1)
	at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
	at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source)
	at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source)
	at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source)
	at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$000(Unknown Source)
	at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source)
	at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
	at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source)
	at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
	at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
	at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
	at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(Unknown Source)
Could not find the main class: test1.  Program will exit.
Exception in thread "main" >Exit code: 1

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance for help!

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 03:13 PM

This is because the mainn folder is NOT on the classpath. In order to build it using javac, you'll need to go outside the mainn folder and say this:
javac mainn\test1.java
That should work. To run it, you'll also need to run it outside the package folder, like so:
java mainn.test1
This is because Java will automatically append the current directory to the classpath, which will then properly resolve the position mainn.sub.test2 as the class.
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:19 AM

Thanks, that helped! I didn't really understand how classpaths worked and how to compile/run the classes properly.

Edited by Cander, 02 March 2010 - 12:02 PM.

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