further info. I tried to use the jdk1.3.1-08 sdk that worked under suSe 8.0. No luck. Same Error. By the way, both of these were RPM distributions from Sun.
I downloaded the non-RPM versionof jdk1.3.1_09 from Sun. Again, same problem. Is there some incompatibility between Sun's java and RedHat 9.0.
Or is this a jboss problem? I haven't had any trouble building anything else with any of these javas.
Found the answer (thanks to a very knowledgeable fellow in my shop).
The answer can be found here.
Apparently RedHat by default assigns the environment variable LANG as follows:
For some reason this blows things up.
Changing it to
makes the problem go away.
Well, I'm glad I got it going but does anybody understand this?
Or know why RedHat does this, or what I'm breaking by undoing it?