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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: ant-otional.jar on Linux
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2002 07:02:17 GMT
On Tue, 17 Sep 2002, William E. Kempf <>

> I installed ant 1.4.1 (I can't switch to 1.5 for compatibility
> reasons)

which are?  1.5 should be backwards compatible.

> via the RPM distribution.  There's little documentation about this
> form of distribution installation, unfortunately.

The main reason for this is that the RPMs are contributed distribution
forms that don't have direct support by the Ant developers.  I'm not
aware of any Ant committer who'd use the RPMs.

> Specifically, there's no indication of how you set ANT_HOME or any
> other required environment variables.

AFAIK it wouldn't work as expected anyway.

> When I run ant to build my project with a script that works on
> Windows, I get the infamous "Could not create task of type: junit"
> with the helpful advice to add optional.jar to the ANT_HOME
> directory.


Make sure you are using the latest 1.4.1 RPM.


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