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From "Peter Reilly" <peter.kitt.rei...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [HELP] How to use ant-contrib inside an ant plugin?
Date Mon, 27 Nov 2006 13:28:51 GMT
On 11/27/06, Scot P. Floess <floess@mindspring.com> wrote:
> Am I missing something?  Does ant-contrib's <for> task support this kind
> of "for" looping?
>
It has been recently added, and a new release of ant-contrib
(1.0b3) picked it up.

Peter


> 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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