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From "Trogdon, David" <>
Subject RE: Can't load default task list
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2001 14:19:13 GMT
Thanks for the info Stefan

I am now in the process of trying to work through this. Trying to get the
VAJ Ant plugin to work has been a chore.

I downloaded the Ant application from

When installing VAJ I accepted the default installation which is :

C:\Program Files\IBM\Visual Age for Java\

The instructions for the plugin installation state:

"We assume C:\IBMVJava as VAJ install directry. If you have installed it
elsewhere, adapt the paths below."

The instructions continue with :

"Create the directory C:\IBMJava\ide\tools\org-apache-tools-ant."

Which I interpeted as  "C:\Program Files\IBM\Visual Age for
Java\ide\tools\org-apache-tools-ant" for my system.

The instructins go on to state :

"export the Ant and XMP parser class files into this directory."

This results in the ant.jar being located in :

C:\Program Files\IBM\VisualAge for

It appears this is a problem. In addition I initally installed Ant to run
from a Command Window in F:\CM\ANT to run some test scripts. These scripts
ran sucessfully with the enviornment settings :

and %ANT_HOME%/bin added to the PATH

Thse are still the current Windows 2000 enviornment settings.


I am not 100% sure on the best approach to restructure this so it will work.
Your advise is much appreciated.


David T.

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Bodewig []
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 2:32 AM
Subject: Re: Can't load default task list

David Trogdon <> wrote:

> All I can seem to do is create the Subject message "Can't load
> default task list".

Ant tries to load org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs/
from the class loader at startup - this message means that it failed
to do so.  This file should be inside your ant.jar.

Have you built Ant yourself?  If so, how?  If not, where did you pick
it up from?


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