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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 29658] - Mixing <ant> and <subant> causes basedir to become confused
Date Fri, 18 Jun 2004 07:44:59 GMT
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Mixing <ant> and <subant> causes basedir to become confused

peter.reilly@corvil.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX



------- Additional Comments From peter.reilly@corvil.com  2004-06-18 07:44 -------
If you read the <ant> manual page very carefully (i.e as if you were
a lawyer) you may see that is the designed behaviour (I think).

The ant call in the main directory sets the basedir of the subsequent
ant calls by use of the dir="../sub" attribute. In this case "basedir"
becomes (I think) a user-like property and is not by default overridden
by the subant call in the build file in  sub.

To get the behaviour you want you need to do:

<project name="main" default="build" >
  <target name="build" >
    <echo message="main base dir=${basedir}" />
    <!-- <ant dir="../sub" inheritall="false" /> -->
    <ant inheritall="false" antfile="../sub/build.xml" />
  </target>
</project>

In your main build file.

I am marking this as WONTFIX, because to change the
behaviour would break a lot of build scripts.

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