Hello All,

I'm a fairly experienced developer, however, a complete newbie when it 
comes to using PostgreSQL and JDBC.  I have successfully installed 
PostgreSQL on my Mac G4 running Mac OS X 10.1.  I'm able to start the DB 
daemon (with -i extension), I've created and populated a database (can 
query the database, etc.).  When I installed PostgreSQL, I created a 
user account named "postgres" on my computer, and start the DB daemon 
while logged onto that account (in a console window after logging into 
the postgres account using 'su - postgres').  I've downloaded the 
pre-compliled jdbc7.1-1.1.jar JDBC driver.  I put the JDBC driver file 
in /usr/local/pgsql/share/java.  I've been trying to use JDBC to connect 
to a database and started with Marc Liyanage's example source file.  
When I try and run the executable after compilation I get an error.  
Specifically, the line of code in 
"Class.forName("org.postgresql.Driver");" returns the error 
"java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.postgresql.Driver".  I'm at a bit 
of a loss.  Do I have to register the JDBC driver?  If I do, how do I do 
that?  Could this be because the PostgreSQL daemon is running from a 
different account than I am running the JDBC test application from?  Did 
I put the JDBC driver in the wrong directory?

Would really appreciate the help.


Craig Lawton

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