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From Peter Reilly <peter.kitt.rei...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: outofdate task returns TRUE if no target files exist??
Date Wed, 21 Jul 2010 19:29:39 GMT
You do not need to leave any files in the myapp.ear directory.
You just need to define a file should be present when the
ear is built.

Peter



On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Marina <ppine7@yahoo.com> wrote:
> David, Peter,
>
> thanks for your responses.
>
> Peter - thanks for the suggestion - I'll try it out.Although in my situation, I
> really do not have any files in the myapp.ear directory, as I remove all content
> before re-building the EAR. I guess I could intentionally leave something
> behind...
>
> David, sorry - you are absolutely right, I've mistyped the result :)
> It is indeed returns FALSE (though I would expect TRUE), and as a result the
> task in the <sequential> is not being run.
>
> I've looked at the 'uptodate', and my issue with using it is that it does not
> support multiple target files. If I had an archived EAR (just one myapp.ear
> file) - it would work fine, but since I'm deploying in the exploded format, I
> have the myapp.ear/ directory wit all content exploded as well...
>
> I was looking at the <mapper> task - but I'm not sure how I could map, say, a
> JAR file name to a directory name and all content under it. What I mean is that
> I have a myEjb1.jar (which is one archive file, with the ejb content), and then
> I have a myapp.ear/myEjb1.jar/ directory with the corresponding content .
>
> I see your point about the ant-contrib being unmaintained right now though - so
> I'll try to stay away from it and use core Ant tasks instead.
>
> thanks for your response,
> Marina
>
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Peter Reilly <peter.kitt.reilly@gmail.com>
> To: Ant Users List <user@ant.apache.org>
> Sent: Wed, July 21, 2010 5:16:42 AM
> Subject: Re: outofdate task returns TRUE if no target files exist??
>
> The problem is that you are specifying no targetfiles.
>
> In this case, I normally pick a scapegoat file that I know should
> always be present. - ${destination}/myapp.ear/WEB-INF/web.xml
> or some such file.
>
>             <targetfiles>
>               <fileset dir="${destination}/myapp.ear" includes="**/*"/>
>               <path path="${destination}/myapp.ear/WEB-INF/web.xml"/>
>             </targetfiles>
>
>
> I suppose that one could change <outofdate> to always trigger if
> there are no <targetfiles> as that is a common use case.
>
> Peter
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 8:35 PM, Marina <ppine7@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hi, I wanted to see if the behavior I see when using the ant-contrib's
>> 'outofdate' task is a correct one. Basically, I'm trying to determine if
>> generated EAR archive (in the exploded form) has any out of date files in
>> respect to the source directories, and re-copy those files if so.
>> Here is my task:
>>      <target name="check.ear.exploded.uptodate" >
>>        <outofdate property="ear.not.uptodate">
>>              <sourcefiles>
>>                  <fileset dir="${build.jars}"
>>                    includes="*.jar"/>
>>                  <fileset dir="${build.wars}"
>>                    includes="*.war"/>
>>                  <fileset dir="${basedir}/rsrc/deployment"
>>                    includes="application.xml"/>
>>              </sourcefiles>
>>              <targetfiles>
>>                <fileset dir="${destination}/myapp.ear" includes="**/*"/>
>>              </targetfiles>
>>              <sequential>
>>                <echo message="exploded myapp.ear dir is not uptodate -
>> rebuilding"/>
>>            </sequential>
>>        </outofdate>
>>      </target>
>>
>> Now, if there are no files in the "${destination}/myapp.ear" directory yet
> (I'm
>> building for the first time after cleanup) - the outofdate task still returns
>> TRUE. Needless to say, I would prefer the opposite behavior - if no target
>>files
>> exist - consider them out-of-date.
>> Is this the expected behavior or am I missing something?
>> Also, I hope this is the right forum to post this question to; if not - please
>> let me know.
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Marina
>
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