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From Peter Reilly <peter.rei...@corvil.com>
Subject Re: Suggested Diff: UnknownElement.java
Date Mon, 05 Apr 2004 09:04:21 GMT
I am not sure it is good advice to tell people to recompile
ant, in the (already alarming) error message that most ant newbies see.

Normally people will get ant precomiled - to get all the optional
tasks compiled correcty is difficult.

Peter

Jack J. Woehr wrote:

>This diff corrects an outdated error message that sent me off on a wrongful
>exploration last week!
>
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>Jack J. Woehr      # We have gone from the horse and buggy
>Senior Consultant  # to the moon rocket in one lifetime, but
>Purematrix, Inc.   # there has not been a corresponding moral
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>Index: src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/UnknownElement.java
>===================================================================
>RCS file: /home/cvspublic/ant/src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/UnknownElement.java,v
>retrieving revision 1.78
>diff -c -r1.78 UnknownElement.java
>*** src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/UnknownElement.java	9 Mar 2004 16:47:59 -0000	1.78
>--- src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/UnknownElement.java	5 Apr 2004 04:12:29 -0000
>***************
>*** 458,469 ****
>              + "     and this is not found at the right place in the classpath." + lSep
>              + "   Fix: check the documentation for dependencies." + lSep
>              + "   Fix: declare the task." + lSep
>!             + " - The task is an Ant optional task and optional.jar is absent" + lSep
>!             + "   Fix: look for optional.jar in ANT_HOME/lib, download if needed" +
lSep
>!             + " - The task was not built into optional.jar as dependent"  + lSep
>!             + "     libraries were not found at build time." + lSep
>!             + "   Fix: look in the JAR to verify, then rebuild with the needed" + lSep
>!             + "   libraries, or download a release version from apache.org" + lSep
>              + " - The build file was written for a later version of Ant" + lSep
>              + "   Fix: upgrade to at least the latest release version of Ant" + lSep
>              + " - The task is not an Ant core or optional task " + lSep
>--- 458,471 ----
>              + "     and this is not found at the right place in the classpath." + lSep
>              + "   Fix: check the documentation for dependencies." + lSep
>              + "   Fix: declare the task." + lSep
>!             + " - The task is an Ant optional task and the JAR file and/or libraries"
+ lSep
>!             + "     implementing the functionality were not found at the time Ant" +
lSep
>!             + "     itself was built." + lSep
>!             + "   Fix: Look in the ANT_HOME/lib for the 'ant-' JAR corresponding to
the" + lSep
>!             + "     task and make sure it contains more than merely a META-INF/MANIFEST.MF."
+ lSep
>!             + "     If all it contains is the manifest, then rebuild Ant with the needed"
+ lSep
>!             + "     libraries present in ${ant.home}/lib/optional/ , or download a"
+ lSep
>!             + "     release version from apache.org" + lSep
>              + " - The build file was written for a later version of Ant" + lSep
>              + "   Fix: upgrade to at least the latest release version of Ant" + lSep
>              + " - The task is not an Ant core or optional task " + lSep
>
>  
>
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