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From Conor MacNeill <>
Subject Re: java file dependencies
Date Sun, 09 Jun 2002 09:56:55 GMT
Richard Trahan wrote:
> I'm new to ant and am having some trouble.
> Ant re-compiles my Java source file every time, even though a class
> file exists and the source hasn't been modified. The problem seems to
> be related to package names; Ant apparently feeds destdir to the
> javac -d switch, and javac in turn stores the class files in
> subdirectories according the the package names. But when Ant checks
> dependencies, it only looks in its destdir for the class files and,
> not finding them, announces (with -verbose) that they don't exist and
> proceeds to recompile.
> I have read all the messages in this group's archive on compiler
> dependencies, and apparently other people are having similar
> problems, but I haven't read any solutions.
> I'm probably missing something. Any help, please.

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