This book contains many examples that illustrate the use of JSTL. Appendixes B and C explain how to set up your environment for the Windows platform. The instructions in these two appendixes generally apply to using JSTL with Unix as well.
We developed our examples on a system that runs Red Hat Linux 7.2. This was our primary development environment, so all of the code in this book is well tested under Linux.
Linux versions are available for Tomcat, MySQL, and the JDK. You should install all of these programs to their standard locations. You must also modify your profile file so that the classpath and system path are set up properly.
Under Unix, the procedure for changing your profile file varies greatly, depending ...