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From "Anthony Goubard" <>
Subject Re: antcall task problems when calling ant from java
Date Thu, 20 Nov 2003 16:15:15 GMT

 I had the same problem as Christopher a few weeks ago(using 1.6beta). I
fixed it at this time with the feeling that it was a bug. My opinion is that
the configureProject method should set the "ant.file" value correctly.


>Looking at:
>one needs to init the project and set the user property ant.file as well:
>project.setUserProperty( "ant.file" , new
>On Thursday 20 November 2003 15:35, Bender, Christopher wrote:
>> PS. When I call the same file using the command line ant tool (as opposed
>> through java) the build works fine.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bender, Christopher
>> Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 10:26 AM
>> To: Ant Users List
>> Subject: antcall task problems when calling ant from java
>> Hey,
>> I have a buildfile that is named something other than build.xml, for
>> example, build.20031120.xml.  I then do the following to setup the
>> File buildFile = new File(getTempBuildFileLoc());
>> project.setBaseDir(new File(getResourceDir());
>> ProjectHelper.configureProject(project, buildFile);
>> project.setProperty("homeDir", getAppHome());
>> The problem comes when I try and execute the project and ant attempts to
>> execute my antcall tasks, it gives the following:
>> C:\.......\xml\build.xml (The system
>> find the file specified)
>> It seems that when it tries to do the ant call it tries to look for a
>> build.xml file for some reason, even though i didnt even invoke the
>> using build.xml.  Is there a property I am forgetting to set?
>> thx,
>> chris

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