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Running Jython code on Scientific Linux 3/4/5

Getting the Software

On SL machine it is absolutely recommended to install the jython Interpreter vie RPM package from

So go on and get the following RPMS's

  • jython
  • jakarta-oro
  • servletapi4

you may alternatively install the required packages using yum, see for details.

you should also install the SUN Java RPM and additional the compat RPM from

  • java-1.5.0-sun-compat-

The compat RPM integrates the SUN Java enviroment into your standard Linux. Afterwards you will find the sun java interpreter in your path.

Setting up the Software

This applies only to installation using yum. Before the RunningJython example really works,

you need to create the cache-dir /usr/share/jython/cachedir/packages and make it writeable by the users using jython.

The program only works if you set the JAVA_HOME and CLASSPATH correctly: e.g.

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/latest
export CLASSPATH=/opt/d-cache/classes/cells.jar:/opt/d-cache/classes/dcache.jar