[pskmail] Re: java, again

  • From: Drew Smith <drew@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:33:28 -0600

Thanks for the info.

I would strongly recommend putting a message closer to the "Download 
jPSKMail-2.0.xx.jar" link; it certainly would have saved me days of hassle.

I did get pskmail running, now to try to get it working on my rig. :)

Cheers,
- Drew.

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Drew Smith (mux) <drew@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, VA7DSX / VE0TF
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On 2013-02-18, at 3:01 AM, Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> http://pskmail.org , under NEWS...
> 
> Rein EA/PA0R/M
> 
> 
> 
> Ahah! Found it, buried far down in the 'downloads' page with nothing to 
> indicate that it's needed for installation... :)
> 
> Let me test it out again and get back to you.
> 
> Cheers,
> - Drew.
> 
> --
> Drew Smith (mux) <drew@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, VA7DSX / VE0TF
> Encrypted e-mail preferred, public key at http://riotnrrd.com/pubkey.gpg
> 
> On 2013-02-17, at 3:45 PM, Drew Smith <drew@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> 
> Per,
> 
> There is no "installer", as far as I know. All that is available for download 
> from pskmail.org is the .jar file.
> 
> Can you point me to an installer?
> 
> Cheers,
> - Drew.
> 
> --
> Drew Smith (mux) <drew@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, VA7DSX / VE0TF
> Encrypted e-mail preferred, public key at http://riotnrrd.com/pubkey.gpg
> 
> On 2013-02-17, at 3:29 PM, Pär Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I'm sorry for a delayed response here, just remembered I was supposed to 
> answer...doh.
> 
> By looking at part of your error log:
> java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/netbeans/lib/awte
> xtra/AbsoluteLayout
> 
> It's apparent the error is "bigger" than what I figured at the start.
> That says it can not find the necessary libs and they are put there by the 
> installer.
> This error would be shown if you would launch just the jar without installing 
> the libs first.
> Did you run the installer and if so did you launch the jar in an empty folder 
> or something?
> 
> 73, Per
> sm0rwo
> 
> 
> 
> 2013-02-14 01:41, Drew Smith skrev:
> 
> Per,
> 
> As I wrote in my last email, I did install the RXTX libs. Please read the 
> whole thing. :)
> 
> I have no configuration.xml on my system anywhere - where is it supposed to 
> be stored?
> 
> Cheers,
> - Drew.
> 
> --
> Drew Smith (mux) <drew@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:drew@xxxxxxxxxxxx>>, VA7DSX / 
> VE0TF
> Encrypted e-mail preferred, public key at http://riotnrrd.com/pubkey.gpg
> 
> On 2013-02-08, at 3:29 PM, Pär Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> <mailto:per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> 
> Hi Drew,
> 
> Excellent, that is some success :).
> It is reading configuration.xml that tells it to open a serial port, the rxtx 
> libs are not found.
> Try to delete configuration.xml and restart.
> 
> /Per
> 
> On 2013-02-08 22:56, Drew Smith wrote:
> 
> Per,
> 
> After another two hours fighting with java installs and paths and trying to 
> get the program to load, I am now at the following point - I can get 
> J-mp3player to load and run just fine.
> 
> For the record, I am using a pretty-close-to-stock Windows 7 Ultimate install.
> 
> However, when I run "java -jar jPskmail-2.0.29.jar", I get the following:
> 
> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
> Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
> 
> C:\Users\dsmith\Desktop>java -jar jPSKmail-2.0.29.jar
> configuration.xml
> jPSKmail ends here...
> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: 
> gnu/io/SerialPortEven
> tListener
>       at javapskmail.Main.handlegps(Main.java:1942)
>       at javapskmail.Main.main(Main.java:375)
> Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: gnu.io.SerialPortEventListener
>       at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(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)
>       ... 2 more
> 
> C:\Users\dsmith\Desktop>
> 
> …and that's where it stops.
> 
> Serial port event listener? I remember something in the manual about RXTX. 
> Let's go find that:
> 
> Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/7:
> 
> For installing the RXTX package you will find the necessary dll and jar files 
> within the directory where you installed jPSKmail.
> 
> Installation procedure:
> 
> • copy rxtxSerial.dll to %JAVA_HOME%\bin,
> (%JAVA_HOME% is the folder where JRE is installed on your system; e.g. 
> c:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.1_01)
> 
> • copy RXTXcomm.jar to %JAVA_HOME%\lib\ext
> 
> 
> …only there's no mention of this "directory where I installed jPSKmail". It's 
> a JAR file, sitting on my desktop. Is it *supposed* to be installed 
> somewhere, manually? Every other program I've "installed" on this machine has 
> been via a simple 'setup.exe'.
> 
> Digging around, I find that it's "installed" itself to C:\jpskmail.  Under 
> that directory, I dig until I find RXTXcomm.jar - but I can't find 
> rxtxSerial.dll anywhere. It's just not there, as far as I can tell.
> 
> For fun, let's try googling to find those files. Oh, here they are: 
> http://guides.machinescience.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=263 - let's try the 
> 64-bit versions.
> 
> Copied into the appropriate directories, as per the manual, and trying "java 
> -jar jPSKmail-2.0.29.jar" again:
> 
> 
> C:\Users\dsmith\Desktop>java -jar jPSKmail-2.0.29.jar
> configuration.xml
> jPSKmail ends here...
> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: 
> org/netbeans/lib/awte
> xtra/AbsoluteLayout
>       at javapskmail.mainpskmailui.initComponents(mainpskmailui.java:2888)
>       at javapskmail.mainpskmailui.<init>(mainpskmailui.java:169)
>       at javapskmail.Main.main(Main.java:381)
> Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: 
> org.netbeans.lib.awtextra.AbsoluteL
> ayout
>       at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(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)
>       ... 3 more
> 
> C:\Users\dsmith\Desktop>
> …and that's as far as I've gotten. I have no idea what netbeans are or why I 
> need to have them.
> 
> I'm heading out sailing tomorrow morning, crossing the Sea of Cortez for 
> Mazatlán - I was really hoping to be able to try out PSKMail enroute, but the 
> install process has been very frustrating so far.
> 
> Cheers,
> - Drew.
> 
> --
> Drew Smith (mux) <drew@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:drew@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> <mailto:drew@xxxxxxxxxxxx>>, VA7DSX / VE0TF
> Encrypted e-mail preferred, public key at http://riotnrrd.com/pubkey.gpg
> 
> On 2013-02-08, at 1:09 AM, Pär Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> <mailto:per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> <mailto:per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> First, can you make another java app run?
> Like this one:
> http://www.j-mp3player.site11.com/
> 
> 73, Per
> 
> On 2013-02-07 22:08, Drew Smith wrote:
> 
> Hey guys,
> 
> Ok, I followed the instructions on the site regarding 64-bit Java under 
> Windows 7.
> 
> Now when I double-click on the icon, I get a brief flash of a DOS window with 
> an error - doing it a few dozen times, I'm able to read an error that says 
> something like:
> 
> "Unable to locate class Main in c:\path\to\desktop\pskmail-2.0.27.jar"
> 
> I have yet to ever see pskmail running, even though I've been trying every 
> now and then for months. I'm beginning to think that pskmail, the website, 
> the wiki and even this mailing list is nothing more than an elaborate 
> practical joke.
> 
> Can someone please spell out for me - in excruciating detail - how to get 
> pskmail to launch under Windows 7? All of my systems knowledge is Linux and 
> OSX, I haven't used Windows since early Win95.
> 
> Cheers,
> - Drew.
> 
> --
> Drew Smith (mux) <drew@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:drew@xxxxxxxxxxxx>>, VA7DSX / 
> VE0TF
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