Installing Apache log4j

  • Open a browser and go to ‘
  • Click on the ‘download’ link
  • Select the installation package suitable for your machine
  • You are then presented with a list of download sites to select from.  As I am in the UK, I tend to go with UK sites but, you can select whichever you prefer.
  • Wait for the download to complete
  • Open the download package, locate the Java ARchive (JAR) file ‘log4j-1.2.17.jar’ and take a copy.
  • Go to the directory where Eclipse was installed; locate the subdirectory ‘plugins’ and copy the JAR file to this location. This will make it easier when we come to add these into our program.
Installing Apache log4j