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From Peter Reilly <>
Subject Re: inheritRefs only handles one level - bug or luser error?
Date Mon, 14 Feb 2005 09:59:45 GMT
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Scott Dunbar wrote:

>Before I open a bug can someone check what I have attached to see if
>there is some obvious problem?  The basic issue is that I have an ant
>file that calls an ant file that calls an ant file.  In the first and
>second ant files there is no problem passing a path reference down.
>However, the third file does not get the reference.  Running ant with
>-d seems to show that the last file gets nothing.
>Bug 4066 has in the comments:
>"You are supposed to be able to create your own path elements such as
><path id="build.classpath"> ... </path> and then pass that through using
>inheritRefs="true" or using a nested <reference id="build.classpath">.
>However, that doesn't seem to work."
>This sounds somewhat like my problem but I was unable to see another
>bug opened against this.
>The attached contains test case.  Just go into the directory that is
>created and run ant with no args.  The lowest build file breaks
>because it can't find a reference defined in the top level build is
>not available to it.
>This is using:
>Apache Ant version 1.6.2 compiled on July 16 2004
>Buildfile: build.xml
>Detected Java version: 1.4 in: C:\j2sdk1.4.2_07\jre
>Detected OS: Windows XP
>Thanks in advance for any help.
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