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From Peter Reilly <>
Subject Re: installation instructions for ant under jpackage
Date Thu, 26 May 2005 10:12:49 GMT
Steve Loughran wrote:

> Steve Cohen wrote:
>> There have been some comments on the mailing list to the 
>> effect that our manual doesn't really have correct installation 
>> instructions for that environment, although elsewhere on our site we 
>> do link to them.
>> I have rewritten the install manual page to add this content, but 
>> rather than commit it and then draw comments, I decided to post it on 
>> my own site temporarily for comment.  If there is none, I'll just 
>> commit it.
I had a quick read of the section - looks good. Perhaps you could mention
   ) that if ant has been installed by jpackage (at least the current 
versions), the env
     variable ANT_HOME will be ignored,
   ) and that one can use the --noconfig
     switch to ignore the jpackage installation.

> It's nice.
> I'm thinking of adding fetch.xml to the end user distro, as it can 
> then pick up many of the optional extra jar files (the OSS ones). It 
> needs tweaking to autoretrieve the maven task to do the downloads, 
> which leads to a problem: the version of that task when ant1.7 ships 
> will be less than the latest version by the end of the lifetime of the 
> tool. Either we do hard code a version# into a shipped property file, 
> or we provide some way of getting the latest version (property url off 
> the ant  site to get the list of latest JARS for that version, perhaps)
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