I'm packaging my java program as a jar..it includes mysql-connector.jar..it runs fine when i run it in eclipse..now i need to distriute the jar file..I packaged the jar file and when I run it through command line using java -jar myprogram.jar, it throws ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
could anyone please tell me what is going wrong??

my manifest looks like this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <classpathentry kind="src" path="src"/>
    <classpathentry kind="con" path="org.eclipse.jdt.launching.JRE_CONTAINER/org.eclipse.jdt.internal.debug.ui.launcher.StandardVMType/JavaSE-1.7"/>
    <classpathentry kind="lib" path="lib/mysql-connector-java-5.1.14-bin.jar"/>
    <classpathentry kind="output" path="bin"/>

Edited 2 Years Ago by cool_zephyr

You just go on your program you want to build as .jar.
Go File>Export>Runnable Jar and then you have options how to pack it...
Find what you want and it will automaticly include jdbc.driver in your .jar package...

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