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From MattyN <>
Subject Re: Building a J2EE 1.4 app using ant on OS X
Date Thu, 20 Dec 2007 10:12:13 GMT

Thanks for that - will give it a go.  We have everything running fine on XP
but I think this is due to J2EE being in the classpath before ant runs.


foamdino wrote:
> Hi
>> We're running OC4J 10.1.2 which obviously runs J2EE 1.4. I need to be
>> able to
>> build with J2EE on a mac but can't work out how to install and then
>> subsequently reference J2EE 1.4 when building the app. We're using an ant
>> task to build the app. I get lots of errors saying that
>> HttpServletRequest
>> can't be found, which obviously means that it can't find j2ee.jar.
>> How do you install J2EE 1.4 on a Power PC mac?
> First OSX is a unix variant, so you should treat compiling java apps
> (of any kind) as you would compiling java apps on a unix/linux box
>> We mainly develop on Windows but we're trying to give our designers (with
>> PowerPC macs) the ability to do builds and deployments themselves.
> I think you mean 'how do I get ant to build a j2ee app on OSX', not
> how do I install j2ee on a mac?
> If you read the ant manual you can see how to configure a <classpath>
> that should contain servlet.jar and servlet-api.jar
> running ant on the Mac/OSX is the same as on any other os, open a
> terminal, cd to the correct directory (of your project) and then ant
> <target>
> If you currently use your IDE to build, then you first need to ignore
> your normal build process as the IDE is probably not installed (or
> indeed available) for OSX
> Kev
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