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From "Friek" <>
Subject RE: Failed to load Main-Class manifest from foo.jar
Date Mon, 04 Mar 2002 02:04:58 GMT
You haven't made a manifest, so Java doesn't know which class to load from
the jar first.

Grok the Sun docs for how manifest files work
(, then
use <manifest> elements to define manifest properties in the <jar> tag.

> jar. but when i try to run it using java -jar foo.jar, i get the above
> error message. i looked at the jar and the manifest has no files
> in it. is
> this a bug in ant? or do i need to invoke the jar in some
> different manner?
> or build the manifest myself? i am using ant 1.4.1 with j2sdk1.4.0

>      <jar jarfile="${dist}/lib/MyProject-${DSTAMP}.jar"
> basedir="${build}"/>
>    </target>

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