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From François <>
Subject RE: taskdef, class not found
Date Tue, 14 Mar 2006 08:34:45 GMT
Thanks for your answer.

You mean to say that the Batik task is an optional task?  I did look in the
Ant documentation, but it was not listed in the op. tasks list.

I tried the CLASSPATH approach, but it lead to another failure (a
NullPointerException, which, for Java, is another way to say: "I don't know
what caused the failure but I'm reporting it anyway").

I decided not to use the taskdef, but rather the rasterizer jar itself, in a
<java> task.  Worked beautifully.


-----Message d'origine-----
De : Dominique Devienne [] 
Envoyé : 13 mars 2006 21:58
À : Ant Users List
Objet : Re: taskdef, class not found

> <taskdef name="rasterize"
> classname="" />

This is not necessary. It's implicitly done by Ant, for all core and
optional task.

> Now, when I run the task, ant keeps complaining that the 
> RasterizerTask cannot find one of the classes it relies upon (which I 
> have found in another jar file related to the Batik framework).
> I know I can add a classpath attribute to the taskdef to specify where 
> to look for the RasterizerTask class.  But, if, I'm not wrong, this 
> classpath will not help ant finding the other classes this class 
> relies upon, hence the error message.

You should have tried, because either that, or putting the Batik
Jar(s) in ant/lib, or putting it/them on the CLASSPATH, or using the -lib
command line argument would all work. How could Ant know about classes you
haven't told the JVM were these are? Good luck, --DD

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