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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: debian packaging related tasks - sandboxable?
Date Tue, 15 May 2007 04:09:16 GMT
On Fri, 11 May 2007, Bruce Atherton <> wrote:

> What do people think about Ant supporting a way to install and
> remove antlibs from the command line into a standard antlib
> directory that is automatically added to the classpath on startup?
> That would support the creation of separate debian packages for
> individual antlibs. Installed antlibs could be made automatically
> available to any build file.

This would be a system wide installation, so as a user you'd need a
way to turn it off.  There may be situations where your system
administrator has installed something into that directory that you
don't want to have on your CLASSPATH (version conflicts ...).

We already have a lot of support for RPM builds in our starter script.
We could simply hook in Debian systems using the same mechanisms
without changing anything.  Just provide a /etc/ant.conf which adds
the directory (or the jars contained in it) you talk about to
LOCALCLASSPATH and you are done.


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