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Subject svn commit: r529015 - /ant/core/trunk/docs/manual/CoreTasks/exec.html
Date Sun, 15 Apr 2007 17:07:49 GMT
Author: jkf
Date: Sun Apr 15 10:07:49 2007
New Revision: 529015

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=rev&rev=529015
Log:
Bug 42055, improved cygwin documentation.

Modified:
    ant/core/trunk/docs/manual/CoreTasks/exec.html

Modified: ant/core/trunk/docs/manual/CoreTasks/exec.html
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ant/core/trunk/docs/manual/CoreTasks/exec.html?view=diff&rev=529015&r1=529014&r2=529015
==============================================================================
--- ant/core/trunk/docs/manual/CoreTasks/exec.html (original)
+++ ant/core/trunk/docs/manual/CoreTasks/exec.html Sun Apr 15 10:07:49 2007
@@ -63,9 +63,14 @@
 </pre></blockquote>
 
 <h4>Cygwin Users</h4>
-<p>In general the <code>&lt;exec&gt;</code> task will not understand
paths such as /bin/sh for
-the executable parameter. This is because the Java VM in which Ant is running is a
-Windows executable and is not aware of Cygwin conventions.
+<p>The <code>&lt;exec&gt;</code> task will not understand paths
such as /bin/sh
+for the executable parameter.  This is because the Java VM in which Ant is
+running is a standard Windows executable and is not aware of the Cygwin
+environment (i.e., doesn't load <code>cygwin1.dll</code>).  The only
+work-around for this is to compile a JVM under Cygwin (at your own risk).
+See for instance 
+<a href="http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/build/README-builds.html#cygwin">
+sun jdk 6 build instructions for cygwin</a>.
 </p>
 
 <h4>OpenVMS Users</h4>



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