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From "Vladimir Egorov" <>
Subject ant -lib seems not working on Linux RHEL 5
Date Tue, 03 Jul 2007 22:13:53 GMT
Hi Ant Users,

The Ant -lib option does not seem working on Linux RHEL 5.

I am in a directory, where I have ant-contrib-1.0b2.jar and the
following t.xml.

$ cat t.xml
  <taskdef resource="net/sf/antcontrib/antlib.xml" />
  <if><istrue value="true"/>
    <then><echo message="it works!"/></then>

I run this using the -lib option.

$ ant -lib ant-contrib-1.0.b2 -f t.xml
Buildfile: t.xml
  [taskdef] Could not load definitions from resource
net/sf/antcontrib/antlib.xml. It could not be found.

  ... Could not create task or type of type: if.

The above t.xml works on a different platform.

Thank you,


P.S. If I explicitly specify classpath in taskdef, it works on Linux

$ cat t.xml
  <taskdef resource="net/sf/antcontrib/antlib.xml"
  <if><istrue value="true"/>
    <then><echo message="it works!"/></then>

$ ant -f t.xml
Buildfile: t.xml
     [echo] it works!


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