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From "Conor MacNeill" <co...@cortexebusiness.com.au>
Subject RE: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/webpage build.xml
Date Tue, 06 Feb 2001 01:25:34 GMT
Jon,

> Note!!!!!!!!!!!
>
> If you don't have this directory available in your path, you won't be able
> to build jakarta-ant and you will get a cryptic error that is
> difficult for
> new users to decode.
>
> Example error message:
>
> BUILD FAILED
>
> /Users/jon/checkout/turbine/build/build-turbine.xml:41:
> /Users/jon/checkout/jakarta-site2/lib not found.
>
> I consider this an Ant feature that is missing.
>

I would like to able to create filesets for directories which don't yet
exist and only get an error when the fileset is used. Not sure if the same
should apply to paths, constucted from such filesets (since that would
constitute a "use" of the fileset. This would imply deferred evaluation of
filesets and possibly paths. I'll have a look into the impact of that.

Conor


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