rross rross - 4 months ago 7x
Java Question

Play framework can't find javac

I'm following a play tutorial when I run the web server before making any changes to the app. The server throws an error:

IOException: Cannot run program "javac": CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified

I check my JAVA_HOME and it reads C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_25. How would one fix this issue?


Make sure that the javac is in the OS's search path

For example, on Windows, goto Control Panel -> System, click Advanced System Settings, click on Environment Variables.

In the System variables, locate the variable named path and insert C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_25\bin at the start of the value. Don't forget to add ; between the values ;)

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Click Okay, Okay.

Close any command prompt windows you have open and re-open them. This will ensure that they are updated with the new environment variables.