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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 14307] New: - Request for additional platform-specific note re: ANT_HOME
Date Wed, 06 Nov 2002 18:21:54 GMT
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Request for additional platform-specific note re: ANT_HOME

Summary: Request for additional platform-specific note re:
ANT_HOME
Product: Ant
Version: 1.5.1
Platform: PC
OS/Version: Windows NT/2K
Status: NEW
Severity: Enhancement
Priority: Other
Component: Documentation
AssignedTo: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
ReportedBy: kbroderick@xtriahc.com

I think it would be extremely helpful if, following the Windows 9x note in
install.html ("Installing Ant"), there was a Windows NT/2k/XP note regarding
ANT_HOME as well, particularly that ANT_HOME should not have any spaces in it.
If this is not a known limitation (the troubleshooting documentation that
suggests that ANT_HOME shouldn't have quotation marks, which are usually used
in Windows to contain pathnames with spaces, so I'm assuming that it is a known
limitation), perhaps a note that using the space-free file name equivilant
(e.g. c:\progra~1\jakarta-ant-1.5.1 instead of c:\program files\jakarta-ant-
1.5.1) may solve some problems could be added.

(I'm running Ant 1.5.1 on a Win2k box and it took quite a bit of tweaking
before I realized that this was the problem, but I also had managed to