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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: Leap Year Bug in Ant 1.7.0 FTP task?
Date Thu, 06 Mar 2008 09:58:55 GMT
Francis Brennan wrote:
> Has anyone else run across a bug in the FTP task in Ant 1.7.0 related to
> Feb 29th timestamps?.
> I've used the FTP task as part of an automated system to retrieve builds
> from a server and has been functioning reliably for many months without
> change.  Beginning on Feb 29th at 12:00 AM, all FTP "recv" operations on
> multiple machines (windows and unix) began failing with
> nullPointerException originating from the FTPDirectoryScanner subclass.
> The problem reproduces if I attempt to retrieve a file with a Feb 29th
> date or if the file I am trying to retrieve is in a directory with other
> files or directories, any of which have a Feb 29th date.  This issue
> does not appear to affect "put" operations.
> Anyone else run across this problem or know of a patch for it?  If not,
> I'll report it as a new bug.
> Francis

Report it as a bug, with a stack trace, and we'll take a look.

-is it the remote files that have feb 29 dates?
-the locale is english, yes?

-include an FTP listing of the remote directory for us to look at


Steve Loughran        
Author: Ant in Action 

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