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From "healey, alex" <al...@Midas-Kapiti.com>
Subject RE: Ant Won't Compile Java Programs
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2001 12:56:50 GMT
I just had this problem. Just put tools.jar from the JDK into the
classpath to launch Ant.

Alex Healey

>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Jim Urban [mailto:jim.urban@netsteps.net] 
> Sent:	Friday, June 08, 2001 2:09 PM
> To:	ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject:	Ant Won't Compile Java Programs
> 
> I just installed ant on my NT 4.0 PC.  I created a simple "build.xml"
> file for one of my Java projects.  When I run ant it gives me the
> following messages:
> 
> compile:
>     [javac] Modern compiler is not available - using classic compiler
>     [javac] Compiling 192 source files to D:\vcoj\build
> 
> BUILD FAILED
> 
> D:\vcoj\build.xml:17: Cannot use classic compiler, as it is not
> available A common solution is to set the environment variable
> JAVA_HOME to your jdk directory.
> 
> I have my JAVA_HOME set to "d:\jdk1.3".  I can type
> "JAVA_HOME\bin\javac" at the command prompt within my project
> directory and the Java compiler runs just fine.  I can also simply
> type "javac" at the command prompt and run the compiler.  What is
> ant's problem?  Why does it think my compiler is not available?  
> 
> Jim Urban
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> Netsteps Inc.
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