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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 3919] New: - optional task not found message should be clearer
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2001 15:48:13 GMT
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optional task not found message should be clearer

           Summary: optional task not found message should be clearer
           Product: Ant
           Version: 1.4
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT/2K
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: Other
         Component: Optional Tasks
        AssignedTo: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
        ReportedBy: morgemin@yahoo.com


This is just a suggestion but the message:

"Could not create task of type: <taskname>. Common solutions are to use the 
taskdef to declare your task, or, if this is an optional task, to put the 
optional.jar in the lib directory of your ant installation (ANT_HOME)."

says nothing of the fact that one should place the required libraries of the 
optional task in the lib directory as well. 

For example, I was trying to run the junit task when I got this message. After 
searching the documentation I finally found the "Required Libraries" section of 
the installation part of the ant manual. The message could have gotten me there 
quicker if it where more clear about all of the required libraries not just 
mentioning the optional.jar.

Great work with ant, btw! Thanks.

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