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From "Dominique Devienne" <>
Subject Re: Very Bad use of Ant...
Date Mon, 28 Aug 2006 18:16:47 GMT
You can always <java fork="true"> the other Ant, and since they live
in different processes and VMs, they can co-exist peacefully. I think
there's an example somewhere that demonstrates how to call Ant using
<java>. --DD

On 8/28/06, Dan McFadyen <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am about to ask how to do something that will sound... very very ugly...
> Is there anyway to run a different version of Ant from within an Ant script?
> I read the faq and found the explantation of the:
>     [exec] java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:
> org/apache/tools/ant/launch/Launcher
>     [exec] Exception in thread "main"
> I have gone to the 2 different directories I need to run it, and I can run
> each fine (one defined in Env variables, other using absolute path to bin
> dir).
> But... is there any way to not get that?... Or am I stuck with a manual step
> if I need 2 versions of Ant to play nice?
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