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From Glen Mazza <gma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: AW: Have an Ant script run even with missing JARs?
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2006 14:24:49 GMT
Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de wrote:

> If you┬┤re doing the <taskdef> in a init-target and let the deploy-target
> depend on that, should work.
> 
> Jan 
> 

Is there really such a thing as an "<init-target/>" -- I can't find it 
anywhere in the manual, and Google isn't being much of a friend here 
either (translating "init-target" to a very common "init target" that 
lots of build scripts have.)

Thanks,
Glen


> 
>>-----Urspr├╝ngliche Nachricht-----
>>Von: Glen Mazza [mailto:gmazza@apache.org] 
>>Gesendet: Dienstag, 28. Februar 2006 14:55
>>An: user@ant.apache.org
>>Betreff: Have an Ant script run even with missing JARs?
>>
>>Hello,
>>
>>I have an Ant build script for dynamic deployment of a web 
>>application to Tomcat.  This requires a special Tomcat JARs to 
>>be added to the Ant lib directory to run.  No problem 
>>here--Ant runs fine once I add the jar.
>>
>>But I have small additional target unrelated to deployment I 
>>would like my tech writer (she knows how to use Ant) to use to 
>>do some testing/modification of a stylesheet.  When I gave her 
>>the buildfile, Ant refused to run the target because it could 
>>not find the Tomcat JARs mentioned above--even though these 
>>JARs are not used in this particular target.
>>
>>Of the two immediate solutions--quickly dump the Tomcat JAR in 
>>her Ant/lib directory, or just comment out the deployment task 
>>in her version of the file, I did the latter--and everything 
>>works fine.
>>
>>But question--do I have a third option--is there an option I 
>>can set to have Ant run even if it is missing some optional 
>>JARS, *if* those JARs are unneeded by the specific target being run?
>>
>>Thanks,
>>Glen
>>
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