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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 44849] ant does not load libraries from ~/.ant/ lib when ant.jar is on the classpath
Date Mon, 21 Apr 2008 22:30:31 GMT

--- Comment #1 from Peter Reilly <>  2008-04-21 15:30:31 PST ---
?why is this a bug?

ant.jar is *not* meant to be on the classpath,
I have *no* idea why it would work with ant 1.6.2
as the way that ~/.ant/lib and $ANT_HOME/lib work
is that ant_launcher.jar creates a classloader
that contains ant.jar + all the jars in $ANT_HOME/lib
+ all the jars in ~/.ant/lib and any jars in directories
specified on the the command line specified by -lib.

This means that ant.jar classes have (import) access to jars in ~/.ant/lib
and $ANT_HOME/lib - which is the way that optional tasks work.

If ant.jar is on the classpath, this mechanism does not work.

(I.e the jpackage version of ant does not support ~/.ant/lib).


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