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From "Dickson, Craig" <>
Subject RE: Problem setting the user.language for task junit
Date Thu, 06 Nov 2003 19:58:10 GMT
Try adding a jvm arg to your Junit task:

<junit ...>
	<jvmarg value="-Duser.language=${user.language}"/>

-----Original Message-----
From: David Leal "Valmaqa []
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 11:36 AM
To: Ant Apache User Group
Subject: Problem setting the user.language for task junit

Hello members,
If I set on the ant line command the property user.language, for example to
en (my default user languages is es), when running ant the change takes
effect, but my testing class executed during junit task use still the
english language. 
If I execute my testing class not using ant, so, just simply invoking java,
setting the user.language options, for example:
java -Duser.language=es isf.util.UtilSuiteTest
it works, why?
If I execute my junit target (invoke-junit):
ant -Duser.language=en -v invoke-junit
Effectivelly the user.language has value en, but on the information about
the System Properties used for the task:
[junit] Using System properties {..., user.language=es, ...}

so, internally junit, uses the System properties, not the value defined by
me. This is my conclusion.
If I try them to fork the Virtual Machine, setting the attribute to true:
<junit fork = true ..../> in order to set this property using the <jvmarg
value = "-Duser.language=${user.language}"/> as nested element.
I get the following error:
    [junit] java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:
 so, it doesn't find the UnitTestRunner. I have read the documentation on
the FAQ: about this problem for junit and the class loader process:
Question: "<style> or <junit> ignores my <classpath>"
I have followed the recomendation about using the Second Option with Ant
1.5.3 and Earlier:

If you want to avoid to <taskdef> all optional tasks you need, the only
other option is to remove the classes that should not be loaded via the
bootstrap class loader from optional.jar and put them into a separate
archive. Add this separate archive to the <classpath> of your <style> or
<junit> task - and make sure the separate archive is not in CLASSPATH.

In the case of <junit> you'd have to remove all classes that are in the
org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs/optional/junit directory, in the <style> case
it is one of the *Liaison classes in org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs/optional.

After doing that, I get the following error:Could create the task or type

If I add the separate jar with the tasdef for junit only on the CLASSPATH
environment variable, then I get the following error, when fork is true
(when it is false, I don't get any error, but the language is still

   [junit] java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:
   [junit] Exception in thread "main"

I suspect that I have to fork the virtual machine in order to change the
user language, but this is not possible I get by one way or the other a
different errors

I am using the ant version: 1.5.4 compiled on August 12 2003

Do you have any recomendation about who to solve this problem?

Thanks in advance,




David Leal Valmana


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