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From Darin Swanson <>
Subject Re: facing problem while integrating ant with eclipse(2.1.1)
Date Fri, 20 Aug 2004 16:50:32 GMT
First I would encourage you to use the eclipse newsgroups for Eclipse 
specific issues. 

You can set Eclipse to use Ant 1.6.1 if you are willing to upgrade to 
either version 2.1.3 or Eclipse 3.0.
In 2.1.3 you will need to set Ant home to point to your Ant 1.6.1 install. 
Eclipse 3.0 ships with Ant 1.6.1
I would encourage you to move to Eclipse 3.0.

Then from

>From my testing all I had to do to get the FTP tasks to work was to add 
two required JARs to the Ant runtime classpath. No need to place the JARs 
the org.apache.ant lib folder from my testing.

The JARs I added were:


08/20/2004 06:25 AM
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I am trying to use an external ant script from eclipse (version 2.1.1) and 
facing hurdle at one step, I am not able to use the task "ftp" which comes 
with commons-net-1.1.0.jar. I am successfully using the tag with ant 1.6.1 
but if I want to run the same script from eclipse it fails. <ftp> tag is 
directly not supported by apache-ant-1.6.1, u need to put one plug-in 
commons-net-1.1.0.jar under ANT_HOME/lib and it works fine. 

Let me give a try to explain it little bit more......

I am using    eclipse 2.1.1 which uses ant 1.5.3 internally. So, naturally 
this doesn't support the <ftp> which comes only with 
commons-net-1.1.0.jar. So, I referred this jar in the classpath of the 
eclipse's "external build tool" option, still did not work. Seems 
commons-net-1.1.0.jar needs commons-net.jar's help to be called or used. 
So, now I am pointing the eclipse classpath to whole of lib of ant 1.6.1 
but still not working, in fact nothing comes to the console not even the 
earlier encountered massage which points to ftp task

"[ftp] BUILD FAILED: file:build_apBolton.xml:203: Could not create task or 
type of type: ftp."

Thanks & Regards,

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