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From Pinar Bicioglu <p.bicio...@CustomerDialogue.com>
Subject RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe
Date Tue, 17 Apr 2001 17:00:35 GMT


-----Original Message-----
From: Peterson, Lance [mailto:lpeterson@verticore.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:55 PM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

Pinar,

Instead of "ant getcode-compile", try "ant getcode compile" (leave out the
hyphen).  But you'll still need to fix the error in getcode, so...

VssGet is reporting that it can't run SS.EXE, error number=3 which is "The
system cannot find the path specified."  Are you sure that your SS.EXE path
is "D:\ProgramFiles\MicrosoftVisualStudio\VSS\win32\ss" (no spaces) ?
Windows NT and Windows 2000 are both okay with using spaces in a file path,
I think you need to set the ssdir attribute in VssGet to "D:\Program
Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VSS\win32" (or whatever your SS.EXE path is,
leaving the spaces in).

I set the ssdir attribute in VssGet to "D:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual
Studio\VSS\win32". I don't understand why it adds "/ss" part at the end of
the path ?? It looks fine in the build.xml file ...

-----Original Message-----
From: Pinar Bicioglu [mailto:p.bicioglu@CustomerDialogue.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 10:13 AM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

and when I write "ant getcode-compile", it says;

"target "getcode-compile" does not exist in this project

-----Original Message-----
From: Peterson, Lance [mailto:lpeterson@verticore.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 11:51 AM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

Pinar,

You usually have two SourceSafe databases: there's a default database that
is intalled with your client software, that's the one in
SourceSafe database, I belive that's the one at \\JILLIANS\VSS-SERVER\
<file://\\JILLIANS\VSS-SERVER\> .  Where are you storing your projects?  I
would expect you're storing them in the network database on \\JILLIANS
<file://\\JILLIANS> .  If so, you should set your SSDIR environment variable
to \\JILLIANS\VSS-SERVER <file://\\JILLIANS\VSS-SERVER> .  You can do this
from the System control panel (if you're on Win32), or you can set it from a
batch file.  I usually work with just one SourceSafe database, so I
permanently set SSDIR in my System control panel.

Also, please remember that the ssdir attribute in the VssGet task is NOT the
same as the SSDIR enviornment variable described above.  VssGet's ssdir
attribute is the path to SS.EXE, NOT the path to your srcsafe.ini.
Therefore while the SSDIR environment variable probably points to
\\JILLIANS\VSS-SERVER <file://\\JILLIANS\VSS-SERVER> , the ssdir attribute
points to D:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VSS (or wherever you've
installed it).

Best Regards,
Lance Peterson

-----Original Message-----
From: Pinar Bicioglu [mailto:p.bicioglu@CustomerDialogue.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 9:16 AM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

-----Original Message-----
From: Peterson, Lance [mailto:lpeterson@verticore.com]
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 4:10 PM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

Dana, it sounds like the SSDIR environment var is not set up correctly.  Go
to a command prompt and type set SSDIR.  It will probably report that SSDIR
has not been set, or that it's currently set to something like "c:\program
files\microsoft visual studio\common\vss".  If it's either of those two, run
the following command:

set SSDIR=  <file://\\FTCOLLINS_D\VSS\COMDev> \\FTCOLLINS_D\VSS\COMDev

[Pinar Bicioglu]
Is this what is suppose to be included in the srcsafe.ini file. Because in
my srcsafe file there is this following line.

#include set  <file://\\JILLIANS\VSS-SERVER\SRCSAFE.INI>
ssdir=\\JILLIANS\VSS-SERVER\SRCSAFE.INI

To tell you the truth after reading all of these messages this morning, i
got confused. I can't seem to set the ssdir env variable correctly.  I am
not even sure that I know what it is suppose to be set ??

You should verify that your srcsafe.ini file is in that directory.  If it
is, try executing "SS dir" at a command prompt, it should print a listing of
the root SourceSafe project.  If that works, then the VssGet task should
also work.

[Pinar Bicioglu]
my srcsafe.ini file is in D:\ProgramFiles\MicrosoftVisualStudio\VSS. But it
is no the same as above ??

And BTW, like Kevin I often exec SS.EXE directly in my Ant scripts as well.
But as long as you can get SS.EXE running from the command line, you should
be able to run it from your Ant script as well.

[Pinar Bicioglu]
Do you mean running env.bat file before every build?

thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: Dana Rice [mailto:Dana.Rice@exodus.net]
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 2:00 PM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

Lance,
thanks for the clarification. The problem I seem to be having is that I have
two databases. One is an apparent default one which has the path of the ss
executable on my machine. The other is the database I want which is on
another machine. I can't get vssget to look at the remote machine, it only
finds the default database.

-----Original Message-----
From: Peterson, Lance [mailto:lpeterson@verticore.com]
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 1:57 PM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

Dana, there are actually two SSDIR variables: There is an environment
variable that points to the directory with srcsafe.ini (e.g.
"\\Ftcollins\FTCOLLINS_D\VSS\COMDev"), and there is VssGet attribute which
is the path to the SourceSafe client program (e.g. "c:\program
files\microsoft visual studio\common\vss").  They are NOT the same, but
that's okay since task attributes in Ant do not collide with OS env
variables.  You just have to remember which is which.

Ant itself does not actually rely on the SSDIR environment variable.  SS.EXE
uses the env variable to find the correct srcsafe.ini.  The VssGet task, on
the other hand, uses the ssdir attribute to find SS.EXE.

BTW, you don't have to set the SSDIR environment variable in a batch file.
You can set it permanently in the System control panel.  This works great if
you're only using one SourceSafe database (as I am).  If you use more than
one SS database, then you can use a batch file to set SSDIR to the
appropriate database for each project.

Best regards,
Lance Peterson

-----Original Message-----
From: Dana Rice [ mailto:Dana.Rice@exodus.net <mailto:Dana.Rice@exodus.net>
]
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 1:44 PM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

Shannon, still struggling with getting ant to look at correct database. When

you set the env.bat with ssdir and then ssdir also is used as the path for
the executable in vssget, how is this consistent/resolved? Is there away of
echoing or finding out what ssdir is set to.
Dana

-----Original Message-----
From: Shannon Wagner [ mailto:swagner@smartmoney.com
<mailto:swagner@smartmoney.com> ]
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 11:36 AM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

What's the error that you are getting?

Have you tried also specifying the "login" attribute within the <vssget>
call?  I think you need it.

Does the account under which Ant is running have sufficient rights to
\\Ftcollins\FTCOLLINS_D\VSS\COMDev?

-----Original Message-----
From: Dana Rice [ mailto:Dana.Rice@exodus.net <mailto:Dana.Rice@exodus.net>
]
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 1:27 PM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

Shannon, I appreciate the help. What I see in VSS explorer above the right
pane is $/agent/dca3.2. The env.bat looks like: set ssdir=\\Ftcollins\FTCOLLINS_D\VSS\COMDev And FTCOLLINS is one of my network places. <target name="getcode"> <vssget localpath="C:/dca3.2test" recursive="true" vsspath="$/agent/dca3.2"
writable="true"
ssdir="C:/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio/Common/VSS/win32"/>
<echo message="getcode"/>
</target>

-----Original Message-----
From: Shannon Wagner [ mailto:swagner@smartmoney.com
<mailto:swagner@smartmoney.com> ]
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 11:18 AM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

Sorry - I don't know why executing ss.exe brings you into "help".

Yes, we are running "setenv.bat" to set the ssdir variable before each
build.

As for the error you are getting...

[vssget] $/path/to/project/in/vss is not an existing filename or project. "$/path/to/project/in/vss" needs to be replaced by the VSS path to a
project.  For example, you might have a project in VSS like
"$/Java/Applets/Calculator". This is the complete path that you would see above the right pane if you were browsing to the project using the VSS explorer. Why don't you reply with the exact code which you are using, so that I can see it? -----Original Message----- From: Dana Rice [ mailto:Dana.Rice@exodus.net <mailto:Dana.Rice@exodus.net> ] Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 1:05 PM To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org' Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe OK, I wasn't sure because when I execute ss.exe I get into "help". Do you run you env.bat just before the ant build? I think this is still my problem. I get this: [vssget]$/path/to/project/in/vss is not an existing filename or project.

Is \\SERVER\path\to\vss_database
explicitly what is mapped onto your pc?

-----Original Message-----
From: Shannon Wagner [ mailto:swagner@smartmoney.com
<mailto:swagner@smartmoney.com> ]
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 10:48 AM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

It should be executing ss.exe, since this is the command line version of the

application.  ssexp.exe is just a GUI front-end.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dana Rice [ mailto:Dana.Rice@exodus.net <mailto:Dana.Rice@exodus.net>
]
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 12:40 PM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

Thanks Shannon, I'm closer but still not there. Am I wrong in observing that

vssget tries to execute ss.exe? Should it not be ssexp.exe?

-----Original Message-----
From: Shannon Wagner [ mailto:swagner@smartmoney.com
<mailto:swagner@smartmoney.com> ]
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 9:49 AM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

Dana,

We're using code similar to the following:

...
rem setenv.bat - This part runs in a batch script.
rem
rem You seem to need to have this environment variable
rem set in order for VSS to find the database.
set ssdir=\\SERVER\path\to\vss_database

...
<!-- build.xml -->
<!-- Note that VSS calls everything a project, not a folder. -->
<vssget localpath="c:\path\to\local\vss\working\folder"
vsspath="\$/path/to/project/in/vss"
ssdir="c:\path\to\vss\executable"
recursive="true"/>

-----Original Message-----
From: Dana Rice [ mailto:Dana.Rice@exodus.net <mailto:Dana.Rice@exodus.net>
]
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 11:24 AM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

Thanks for the explanation. I'm having a problem with my vsspath. Part of
the problem is that VSS is on another computer on our network but I still
should be able to get to if I use the correct path statement. What is vssget

looking for? The notes make reference to a project, I usually just get the
latest version, do I have to create a project for vssget to work?
-----Original Message-----
From: Peterson, Lance [ mailto:lpeterson@verticore.com
<mailto:lpeterson@verticore.com> ]
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 4:48 PM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

MSVSSGET is the name of the class that implements the vssget task.  (The
Defaults.properties (in src/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs) maps MSVSSGET to
vssget.
-----Original Message-----
From: Dana Rice [ mailto:Dana.Rice@exodus.net <mailto:Dana.Rice@exodus.net>
]
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 4:41 PM
To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
Subject: RE: pulling out the code from SourceSafe

why when you get a listing of the optional.jar there is no vssget but there
is a MSVSSGET?


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