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From smartkenny <>
Subject native2ascii can't be found in apache-ant 1.6.5
Date Sun, 23 Apr 2006 19:06:24 GMT
Hi, all

I installed ant 1.6.5 and setup the ANT_HOME and JAVA_HOME correctly. 
But after relogin (to make sure the environments to be correct) when run 
ant it reports:

Ant could not find the task or a class this task relies upon.

This is common and has a number of causes; the usual
solutions are to read the manual pages then download and
install needed JAR files, or fix the build file:
 - You have misspelt 'native2ascii'.
   Fix: check your spelling.
 - The task needs an external JAR file to execute
     and this is not found at the right place in the classpath.
   Fix: check the documentation for dependencies.
   Fix: declare the task.
 - The task is an Ant optional task and the JAR file and/or libraries
     implementing the functionality were not found at the time you
     yourself built your installation of Ant from the Ant sources.
   Fix: Look in the ANT_HOME/lib for the 'ant-' JAR corresponding to the
     task and make sure it contains more than merely a META-INF/MANIFEST.MF.
     If all it contains is the manifest, then rebuild Ant with the needed
     libraries present in ${ant.home}/lib/optional/ , or alternatively,
     download a pre-built release version from
 - The build file was written for a later version of Ant
   Fix: upgrade to at least the latest release version of Ant
 - The task is not an Ant core or optional task
     and needs to be declared using <taskdef>.
 - You are attempting to use a task defined using
    <presetdef> or <macrodef> but have spelt wrong or not
   defined it at the point of use

Remember that for JAR files to be visible to Ant tasks implemented
in ANT_HOME/lib, the files must be in the same directory or on the

The ant-nodeps.jar is really in $ANT_HOME/lib/, and if I explicitly set:
export classpath=$ANT_HOME/lib/ant-nodeps.jar
It works well.

The documentation said that the jar files in $ANT_HOME/lib will be 
discovered by ant automatically, but it appears not.

I am using Fedora 5 and jdk 1.5.0_06.

Anybody know how to fix it?


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