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From "PREMKUMAR, N [AG/8042]" <>
Subject RE: Problems installing ant
Date Sun, 24 Nov 2002 07:06:03 GMT
Comment or change the name jre folders or exe files

1. Checck if a microsoft-jre/jvm exists in your system - comment jre
2. If you have Oracle installed in your system then go to
ProgramFiles/Oracle and comment the jre found there - comment jre.
3. -- similar to above for all the tools that come with bundled jre--
comment the jre folders in them.


-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Hatton []
Sent: Wednesday, 20 November 2002 4:22 PM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: RE: Problems installing ant

Does your CLASSPATH environment variable end in a backslash (\) ? If so,
remove it.

I had a similar problem, I "fixed" it by changing the ant.bat script to
remove the quotes around the classpath in the call to java, but I didn't
understand why my fix worked (indeed I would have expected it to break
things rather than fix them). Someone (some months ago) pointed out on this
list that this is a "feature" of Java and its environment string-parsing on


-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Saxtoft []
Sent: 20 November 2002 09:14
Subject: Problems installing ant


I have installed Ant on several computers without any problem. Now I
have ran into a little problem and I have been looking in all my
settings and can't find anything wrong. 
I've got a JAVA_HOME, an ANT_HOME and classpath and path set. But when I
write Ant in the command line it seems like it tries to run java.exe
instead of Ant. I get the below message: 
Usage: java [-options] class [args...]
           (to execute a class)
   or  java -jar [-options] jarfile [args...]
           (to execute a jar file)

where options include:
    -client       to select the "client" VM
    etc., etc.

If I remove the java installation, I get this message instead:
 Warning: JAVA_HOME environment variable is not set.
   If build fails because sun.* classes could not be found
   you will need to set the JAVA_HOME environment variable
   to the installation directory of java.

So it seems like it finds my ANT_HOME.

Could somebody please give me a clue to leed me back on the right

Thank you in advance.

Thomas Saxtoft

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