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From "Peter Reilly" <>
Subject Re: Ant and Junit
Date Mon, 13 Mar 2006 09:24:52 GMT
This is an on-going problem.
There is a fix in the SVN repository for this. In the meantime
my advice would be to place the junit.jar in $ANT_HOME/lib
or in ~/.ant/lib.

For a full explation read:


On 3/12/06, Adam Stroud <> wrote:
> All:
> I just have a question about ant and junit.  I have been trying to get
> junit to work cleanly with ant for a few days now.  Based on the
> searching I have done on the Internet it seems that this is somewhat
> problematic.  Anyways, I have chosen to go the route of removing
> ant-junit.jar from ANT_HOME/lib and adding it (along with junit.jar)
> to a directory inside the relative path of my build.xml; I also
> taskdef the junit task and use the junit task with a "fork" inside my
> build.xml.  With this setup, the junit tests are run and all seems
> well.  My question is that with this setup I am getting the following
> message:
> "Trying to override old definition of datatype junit"
> What is causing this message and how can I remedy the situation?  I
> presume that I am getting this because of my taskdef statement.  What
> I dont understand is why it seems like the junit task is already
> defined when I have moved the ant-junit.jar file to another location
> that I I only add to the classpath in a nested fashion when I build
> the test code and run the junit tests.
> Any help/direction would be appreciated.
> A
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