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From "Jon Skeet" <>
Subject RE: junit & ant
Date Fri, 10 Mar 2006 07:54:17 GMT
> I am sure that most of you have seen this message com across 
> the list before.  I am trying to use junit with ant.  I want 
> to be able to have the junit.jar file reside somewhere else 
> than in the ANT_HOME/lib directory.  I have searched the web 
> for ideas about how to solve this problem but nothing seems 
> to work.  Currently, I am trying to move ant-junit.jar and 
> junit.jar into the same dir and declare my own taskdef.  I 
> keep getting the following error:
> build.xml:42:taskdef class
> cannot be found
> I have seen on the web that this seems to be a fairly common 
> problem, so I was thinking that someone must know how to do this.
> Again, I know this had probably come across the mailing list 
> before, so any help (or a pointer to another mailing list 
> thread that might yield the answer) would be greatly appreciated.

I believe that in the current nightly builds, this is fixed thanks to
Jesse Glick - but I don't know what's required to get it working.

As far as I remember, your options are:
1) Specify a "lib" directory on the command line
2) Put junit.jar into the lib directory
3) Take ant-junit.jar out of the lib directory


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