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From Thai Thanh Ha <>
Subject RE: Ant 1.5.1 on Windows ME
Date Tue, 28 Jan 2003 07:52:10 GMT

 Hi Simon,
 Try this:
- Unzip into C:\
- Change the name of the new created folder (jakarta-ant-1.5.1) to ant (this
is to avoid long file names)
- Set PATH to C:\ant\bin
- Don't set ANT_HOME environment variable (Ant will detect automatically)
- Don't set anything related to Ant into CLASSPATH


-----Original Message-----
From: Chappell, Simon P []
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 3:47 AM
To: Ant User Mailing List (E-mail)
Subject: Ant 1.5.1 on Windows ME

I am successfully and happily running ant on Windows 2K, Linux and Mac OS X,
but now that my wife is surrendering my Windows ME laptop back to me for
portable tinkering, I am having great frustrations getting ant 1.5.1 to work
on it.

With JDK 1.4.1 and 1.3.1, I get the "ANT_HOME is set incorrectly or ant
could not be located. Please set ANT_HOME" message. I have both JAVA_HOME
and ANT_HOME set and the appropriate entries added to PATH. I run without a
CLASSPATH environment variable, does that make a difference on Windows ME? I
read through a bunch of the ant mailing list archive, but the only thing I
could find was a refernce to a trailing backslash that one person had on
their ANT_HOME environment variable. I have checked that and my environment
variables look correct.

Because it's the only personal Windows box that I have and I have a couple
of games that I still like to play on it, I'd rather not reformat and
install Linux, but if necessary, I will. Any and all help appreciated.


Simon P. Chappell           
Java Programming Specialist            
Lands' End, Inc.                                   (608) 935-4526

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