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From Brent Phillips <>
Subject Re: persistent problems with Ant
Date Mon, 15 Jan 2001 17:16:09 GMT

Yes, that is it! After uninstalling Kaffee, Ant builds well.

I'd recommend this caveat about removing Kaffee be adding to the
build/install instructions - I'd imagine I'm not the only one using RedHat
with Kaffee in it. 

Thanks so much for your help


At 10:00 AM 1/15/2001 +0100, you wrote:
>Brent Phillips <> wrote:
>> I've spent several days upgrading my RedHat Linux system to the
>> latest everything, but I still can't get ant to compile or run.
>> [lyra@grzzt local]$ ant
>> Couldn't find or load essential class `java/lang/Object'
>I may be wrong, but it looks as if you have kaffee installed (which
>RedHat does by default). If you do "which java" you'll probably see it
>picks up something from /usr/bin which is not the same as

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