2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2006 5:31 PM by John DeGeiso

# Debug Configuration error???

Hello --
Here is the symptom:::
For the selected Fibo-tutorial project, EclipseMenu>Debug>Debug...
the Create, manage,and run configurations dialog's Debug header pane shows this 'error'...
[JDK]: Could not locate tools.jar. Unexpected results may occur. Make sure that you have selected a JDK with its path pointing to its home directory not to its JRE.

Myconfiguration:::
I have the JBoss4.0.x HomeDir=C:\J2EE\JBoss\jboss-4.0.3SP1 and my EclipseMenu>Preferences>Java>InstalledJRE=C:\J2EE\Java\jre1.5.0_06
My jdk is at C:\J2EE\Java\jdk1.5.0_06 and DOES contain tools.jar in the lib-folder.

MyQuestions:::
Please explain what this means? Where/how do I "select a JDK"?

• ###### 1. Re: Debug Configuration error???

In Preferences - Java - Installed JREs
Add the JDK and point to: C:\J2EE\Java\jdk1.5.0_06
In my case, I just deleted the previous JRE entry and use the JDK as the JRE. Then in the Debug dialog on the JDK tab I simpy use Workspace default JRE which is mapped to a JDK.

Hopefully that makes a little sense.

I've not encounted a reason to leave the JRE for Eclipse as a plain JRE, JBoss is much happier that it is using a JDK instead.

Burr

• ###### 2. Re: Debug Configuration error???

Burr -- THANK you very much -- your hint got me to change the JRE to JDK and we got rid of the tools.jar warning/error.
HOWEVER -- I rechecked the Ecplise and JBossIDE documentation regarding "setting the JRE" -- and NO-WHERE (did I find) did it suggest that we could specify the JDK for the JRE.

Thus my struggle to correct the designation implied in the warning/error.

Perhaps this "screen" in Eclipse could state "...enter JRE or JDK..."

Not a JBoss-IDE issue I suppose, thus I go away shaking my head.
(Not too easy this J2EE stuff - eh?)

Thanks for your feedback -- John.