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From "Scot P. Floess" <flo...@mindspring.com>
Subject Re: [HELP] How to use ant-contrib inside an ant plugin?
Date Mon, 27 Nov 2006 13:24:56 GMT
Am I missing something?  Does ant-contrib's <for> task support this kind 
of "for" looping?

Dharmesh Vyas wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Thanks for the reply and suggestion Peter. I tried out a thing and it 
> worked
> for me. Here it is.
> Set the classpath till directory net and then you need to include this
> taskdef.
>      <taskdef name="for" classname="net.sf.antcontrib.logic.ForTask" />
> in your script and the script is running all fine and well..
>
> I shall try out the solution Peter provided.
>
> Thanks and Regards,
> - Dharmesh Vyas.
>
> On 11/24/06, Peter Reilly <peter.kitt.reilly@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Use the antlib:net.sf.antcontrib namespace
>>
>> <ac:for param="i" begin="0" step="1" end="5" xmns:ac="antlib:
>> net.sf.antcontrib">
>>      <sequential>
>>        <echo>i is @{i}</echo>
>>      </sequential>
>> </ac:for>
>>
>> Also, you should upgrade to ant 1.6.5 as ant1.6.5 fixes
>> a number of bugs found in ant 1.6.3.
>>
>> (or ant 1.7.0 when it comes out in a few weeks).
>>
>> Peter
>>
>>
>> On 11/24/06, Dharmesh Vyas <dharmesh.mail@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hello Group,
>> >
>> > I am a new member of the group. I am trying to use ant-contrib plugin
>> with
>> > ant. I have been facing an issue where in it shows that "Could not
>> create
>> > task or type of type: for."
>> >
>> > The full error that I get is:
>> >
>> >
>> ******************************************************************************************D:\Projects\Ant-trials\ant-tasks\BuildTestEnv.xml:42:

>>
>> > Could not create task or t
>> > ype of type: for.
>> >
>> > 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 'for'.
>> >    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 apache.org
>> >  - 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
>> > classpath
>> >
>> > Please neither file bug reports on this problem, nor email the
>> > Ant mailing lists, until all of these causes have been explored,
>> > as this is not an Ant bug.
>> >
>> ******************************************************************************************

>>
>> > I have the ant 1.6.3 and ant-contrib 1.0b3-bin on my machine. I have
>> copied
>> > jar file of ant-contrib in to ant/lib and the initial name of jar file
>> was '
>> > ant-contrib-1.0b3', I was not sure if this name has to be changed to
>> > ant-contrib or antcontrib. But to give it a try, I have tried out that
>> also
>> > but din't work for me.
>> >
>> > This is how I am using the "For" task in my build.xml file
>> >
>> >  <target name="useoffor">
>> >   <for param="i" begin="0" step="1" end="5">
>> >        <sequential>
>> >          <echo>i is @{i}</echo>
>> >        </sequential>
>> >      </for>
>> >   </target>
>> >
>> > To use "for" task do i need to define any thing else also in my
>> > build.xmlfile ? Please let me know where am I going wrong.
>> >
>> > Thanks a lot in Advance,
>> > - Dharmesh Vyas
>> >
>> >
>>
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>

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