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From Charles Benett <char...@benett1.demon.co.uk>
Subject Re: build scripts
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2001 14:12:40 GMT
Peter Donald wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 16 Aug 2001 23:42, Charles Benett wrote:
> > > > Here's why: as currently written, I think, if you already have ANT_HOME
> > > > defined then the build script won't use jakarta-avalon/tools/lib and so
> > > > will miss optional.jar. (Which makes the junit task fail in excalibur).
> > > >
> > > > Either we can make the scripts more complicated to check for junit in
a
> > > > pre-existing ANT_HOME or we can simply tell people that they need to
> > > > download and install ant with junit. Then we can remove the build
> > > > scripts and execute the buildfile by invoking 'ant' directly.
> > >
> > > alternatively we can go
> > >
> > > unset ANT_HOME
> > >
> > > in each script?
> >
> > save-unset-reset?
> > I'd still prefer not to include ant.
> 
> I would prefer not include *any* jars at all. But I am also lazy ... and I
> know others are aswell ... so until something easy comes along we live with
> the pain is my vote.
> 
> Geir (from velocity) was/is working on jjan (cjan for java) which solves 50%
> of the puzzle. If/when he finishes that I am willing to work on a ld.so for
> java in which case I would be +1000000000000000000 for removing ant and all
> jars. Until then though ....
> 

Oh, well, I've just committed a change to the ant script that seems to
do the trick

Charles

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