Re: [visad] Error Install Visad

Hello, Boris...

Presently, VisAD is built using Java 1.6.0.  We have not tested using
the 1.7 compiler, and will not for some time to come.

The issue with those error messages appears to be the character
encoding used in the name of the Copyright owner and author of the
HTTPClient package.  I see from a Google search for "javac utf8
errors" that many people have experienced this same issue.

Unfortunately, I cannot simply remove the offending character from the
source code, as that would violate the Copyright.  However, you could
do this on  your local copy...

I spent some time this morning installing 1.7.0_03, but when I
re-built VisAD, I did not experience any problems.  I am running on
Windows 7...and I note in the Google search that some of the issues
(and solutions) were involving Linux systems, so you might check

Perhaps if you tell me why you want to compile the entire VisAD
package, I can assist you.  Generally, this is not needed unless you
are modifying one of the classes...?


On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 1:44 PM, Boris Vladimir Comi
<glez_b@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In my file .bashrc I have the following configuration:
> export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_03
> export
> PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin:$HOME/.local/bin:$HOME/bin:$ANT_HOME/bin:/$ANT_HOME/lib:$HOME/VISAD
> export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_03/jre/lib/i386
> CLASSPATH=/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_03/lib/tools.jar:/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_03/lib/dt.jar://usr/java/jdk1.7.0_03/lib/jconsole.jar/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_03/lib/sa-jdi.jar:/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_03/jre/lib/ext/j3dcore.jar:/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_03/jre/lib/ext/j3dutils.jar:/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_03/jre/lib/ext/vecmath.jar
> export CLASSPATH
> export ANT_HOME=/usr/apache-ant-1.8.3
> I'm trying to install VisAD and when I run the following(from
> /home/visad/VISAD/):Â ant build jar, with the following
> build:
> ÂÂÂ [javac] /home/visad/VISAD/build.xml:6: warning: 'includeantruntime' was
> not set, defaulting to build.sysclasspath=last; set to false for repeatable
> builds
> ÂÂÂ [javac] Compiling 1634 source files
> ÂÂÂ [javac] /home/visad/VISAD/HTTPClient/
> error: unmappable character for encoding UTF8
> ÂÂÂ [javac]Â *Â Copyright (C) 1996-2001 Ronald Tschalïr
> ÂÂÂ [javac] /home/visad/VISAD/HTTPClient/
> error: unmappable character for encoding UTF8
> ÂÂÂ [javac]Â * @authorÂÂÂ Ronald Tschalïr

Tom Whittaker
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