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From BryanBerg <bb...@spawar.navy.mil>
Subject Re: Ant on Mac OS X
Date Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:27:21 GMT
It does, I have it installed on OS X, separate from my IDE.

Ant installation instructions are also at:

http://ant.apache.org/manual/index.html

Be certain to add ant-contrib-1.0b3.jar into your ANT_HOME installation 
directory, I'm not sure if this was specified in the instructions, but 
not having this jar gave me some hiccups.

Bryan

On 3/5/14 3:50 PM, Tony Anecito wrote:
> I am already using Eclipse on the Mac. I usually setup a build environment separate from
an IDE. I know Windows is different but was hoping since Ant uses Java that it would work
under OS X.
>   
> Thanks,
> -Tony
>
>
>
> On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:14 PM, Peter West <lists@pbw.id.au> wrote:
>    
> Download the binary distribution (latest is 1.9.3) from http://ant.apache.org/bindownload.cgi
>
> Unzip (or gunzip) the distribution somewhere on your system. If you are happy using sudo,
you can put it in /usr/local, for example. Otherwise, put it in you home directory at a convenient
location.
>
> It's a good idea to create a softlink to the distribution directory. So if you have /Users/me/software/apache-ant-1.9.3,
create a link like so:
> $ cd /Users/me/software
> $ ln -s apache-ant-1.9.3 ant
>
> Now you can set the ANT_HOME environment variable to /Users/me/software/ant, and when
you install a new distribution of ant, you only have to delete the old link and create a new
one.
>
> In /users/me/software/ant is a directory bin which contains the shell scripts (compatible
with linux/unix and os x) which will be used to run ant. You need to make sure that the bin
directory is on your PATH.
>
> In your .profile, add the following.
>
> Near the top of the file, define these functions:
>
> set_env_var () {
>      eval export $1=\""$2"\"
>      eval launchctl setenv "$1" \""$2"\"
> }
>
> unset_env_var () {
>      unset $1
>      eval launchctl unsetenv "$1"
> }
>
> Anywhere below that in .profile, you can now define environment variables that will also
be set for programs that run directly from the GUI.
>
> After your PATH environment variable has been set, add this:
>
> set_env_var ANT_HOME /Users/me/software/ant
>
> PATH="$PATH:$ANT_HOME/bin"
> export PATH
> launchctl setenv PATH "$PATH"
>
>
> Peter West
>
> ...and again, as his custom was, he taught them.
>
>
> On 6 Mar 2014, at 7:03 am, Tony Anecito <adanecito@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I am new to Mac OS X. What is the easiest way to get Ant running on OS X? I tried
copying my ant folder from Windows to Mac OS X and it would not run.
>>
>> Thanks!
>> -Tony
>
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