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From David Weintraub <>
Subject Re: javac can't find source files
Date Thu, 13 Aug 2009 17:38:13 GMT
Where is the directory "src"? Is it directly under the directory where the
build.xml file is located?

Try specifying "${basedir}/src" in case the directory you think you're in is
being changed.

Also try modifying your target to look like this:

   <target name="javac">
           <property name="source.dir" value="${basedir}/src"/>
           <fileset dir="${source.dir}" id="">
       <include name="*.java"/>
     <property name="source.file.list" refid="">
            <echo message="Listing of source files: ${source.file.list}">
     <mkdir dir="classes"/>
      <javac srcdir="${source.dir}"

This will help show you that there are indeed Java files under the source

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Mike Baranczak <>wrote:

> I'm having a very strange problem with Ant on my new computer. It's a
> Mac mini-tower with 2 Xeon processors, and I'm dual-booting it with Mac
> OS and Ubuntu Linux. I have a secondary hard drive (HFS+) that I use for
> sharing data between the two operating systems - this includes all my
> software projects.
> When I tried to build one of them under Ubuntu, the build failed. After
> some digging around, I realized that javac is not seeing the source
> files - when running with -verbose, I see this:
> [javac] No sources found.
> The weird part is that the exact same projects work on a different
> Ubuntu machine, and on Mac OS - but the REALLY WEIRD part is that it
> also works when I copy the project from the HFS drive to my Linux home
> directory.
> I welcome any suggestions. Also, here's a sample build.xml that I'm
> using:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <project name="test" default="javac">
>    <target name="javac">
>        <mkdir dir="classes"/>
>        <javac srcdir="src"
>               destdir="classes">
>        </javac>
>    </target>
> </project>
> -MB
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