Newbie - cannot find file for class - how to debug?

Marco Trudel
Fri Sep 1 07:23:00 GMT 2006

Hello Scott

This is a common problem. Here googles answer:
(I had to use the cached site, the original seems to be down)

Another possibility would be to use JavaCompiler 
( It's basically a frontend for gcj with 
some additional tools...


Scott Goldstein wrote:
> I'm trying to compile my .class files into native byte code and I'm running into the following messages:
> ...: error: cannot find file for class...
> I've tried adding the jar containing the missing classes into the classpath argument, "--classpath".  I've also tried adding it to the list of "source" files at the end of the gcj command, with each source file separated by a space.  Still, these classes cannot be found.
> I know the -classpath variable I've set is taking affect, because there's another jar that I've added to the classpath parameter which, when removed, causes a different class to not be found.
> Is there a good way to debug this?  Can I print to the console where gcj is looking for the class?
> Thanks.
> Scott

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