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Subject Ant and Norton Antivirus 2004 on XP
Date Mon, 08 Dec 2003 22:04:38 GMT
Hi, folks, I'm new to the list.  Been using ant for several weeks now and 
started having a problem this morning that maybe someone recognizes.  The 
archive listing on the website is a broken link, and Google is yeilding 
nothing useful.  I hope this isn't 

I work for a startup and we are using ant for our builds.  Been working 
like a champ for a quite awhile (months).  About a month ago, I installed 
Norton AntiVirus 2004 and while I've had a few problems,  after a shaky 
period and some tweaking with OE, it works fine and has been for the past 
month, along side ant.

As of this morning, ant started showing some bizarre behavior.  When I run 
it, it starts and then pauses for like 3-4 minutes (that's minutes, not 
seconds), then finally does what it's supposed to do.  For example, a 
simple "ant -help" takes a full 3 minutes to display the standard usage 
message.  I was very perpelexed as nothing signficant had changed on my 
laptop (other than showing up at work).  I started poking things to to see 
what wriggled, and after a long while I turned off the autoprotect feature 
on NAV.  Voila, ant starts working again.  These two have been working 
together without problems for several weeks now with no issues.

Has anyone seen this behavior before?  I'm suspecting that NAV is scanning 
the various jar files that ant is using (ie. ant.jar and others) every 
time ant starts and that is what is causing the delay.  Why this has 
started happening all of a sudden, I have no idea.  I do use Norton's 
LiveUpdate, but whether it pulled an update overnight, I can't say as I 
can't find any activitly log that shows this information.  I did another 
LiveUpdate, hoping it was a bad update and there was a fix, but while it 
did find a Core update, after installation and rebooting, the problem 
still exists.

I figure I can't be the only one in the world using ant and NAV 2004, so 
I'm hoping someine can either tell me what my issue is, or confirm the 


Joseph Millar <>
Principal Software Engineer
Brightline Technology, Inc.
1-603-433-1999 x18
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