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Subject RE: Problem with Ant distribution in Zip-format
Date Wed, 07 Apr 2004 14:29:30 GMT
  no problems

  a Mirror
  no problems

opened with WinZip 8.1-SR1


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Segers, Peter []
> Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 4:22 PM
> To:
> Subject: Problem with Ant distribution in Zip-format
> Hi,
> I have downloaded a couple of binary distributions of Ant in 
> ZIP format from various mirrors, but every time the ZIP file 
> downloaded turns out to be unreadable using either WinZip or 
> JAR. WinZip 8 on Windows 2000 says "the file does not appear 
> to be a valid archive" and JAR from Java SDK 1.4.2 just hangs.
> Fortunately, the TAR.GZ format - which WinZip can also read - 
> works fine.
> Is this a known compatibility problem? Is there a workaround, 
> other than going for the TAR.GZ format?
> The reason why I ask is because I am having to set up Ant on 
> a few new machines, ideally, to avoid unnecessary problems, 
> in exactly the same way as the old ones which are still using 
> Ant 1.4.1. We no longer seem to have the original Ant 
> distribution files, however, and old versions of Ant 
> available on the web are only available in Zip format... I 
> have inherited the setup, BTW, and I am not very familiar 
> with Ant or Open Source stuff etc.
> Because of having this problem, I have tried Ant 1.6.1 from 
> the TAR.GZ file instead of 1.4.1 and it looks like the latest 
> version simply works. So I am considering upgrading all the 
> machines to 1.6.1. But, just in case we do find a problem 
> with the new version later on, I would like to have a backup 
> plan. I've got more than enough on my plate already.  :-)
> Any help/comments would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Peter Segers
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