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From "Dominique Devienne" <>
Subject Re: java task question for ant 1.6.5
Date Fri, 27 Oct 2006 21:15:19 GMT
On 10/27/06, Jeff Holt <> wrote:
> The reason I don't want to use <apply> is that I have to qualify the
> executable path. Otherwise, for some yet unknown reason, ant executes
> /usr/bin/java rather than the one in the PATH. And, of course,
> /usr/bin/java, is not appropriate.

Both <exec> and <apply> have a 'resolveExecutable', but only <exec>
seems to have a 'searchpath' attribute. But if ${java.home}/bin/java
below works, it's absolute so this problem becomes moot.

> I gave ${jre.home} a try and it didn't get resolved. I looked but didn't
> see where I had to change anything else. I just assumed jre is a built
> in property namespace. Bad assumption?

Ah, it may be ${java.home} you need to use. I might (again) to wrong,
but I vaguely recollect using ${java.home}/bin/java. --DD

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