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From Daniel Dekany <>
Subject Re: not picking up ivysettlings.xml
Date Wed, 11 Mar 2009 22:50:19 GMT
Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 10:59:44 PM, infinity2heaven wrote:

> I'm looking at this:
> If I'm not wrong you place ivy.instance property inside
> which is read by ivysettings.xml.
> Whatever. What's the default file name and file location

You can specify the location with this Ant task:

Or if you put ivysettings.xml into the project directory, it will find
it even without that.

(And ignore the "No ivy:settings found for the default reference
‘ivy.instance’"... it cries about that, but then finally still loads
my settings.)

> and why is it so hard to know this simple information from the
> reference docs?

New to Java/Open Source land? This is word of mostly low-quality
chaotic software, and the last thing you get is proper documentation.
"ant -debug" and the source code helps sometimes... and the mailing

> Garima Bathla wrote:
>> well, set ivy.instance property to the location where you want it to load
>> ivysettings.xml from.
>> how to set ivy.instance property? look up ivy docs.
>> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 2:42 PM, infinity2heaven
>> <>wrote:
>>> I placed ivysettings.xml into .ivy2 folder (default home folder) and when
>>> I
>>> run ant, I get this error:
>>> No ivy:settings found for the default reference ‘ivy.instance’. A default
>>> instance will be used
>>> What am I missing?
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Best regards,
 Daniel Dekany

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