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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-avalon-cornerstone/apps/demo build.xml
Date Mon, 15 Oct 2001 08:23:51 GMT
On Mon, 15 Oct 2001 04:24, Paul Hammant wrote:
> Peter,
> >nope - the problem is the build file writer ;)
> Swine ;-)



> OK, Catalina's build forces the existance of build.properties and a
> template is provided.  It does not offer much by way of textual help,
> but few downloads and assigments the build will work.  I am not sure it
> is perfect as the unless="" help does not give much explanation.  For
> the case above, xerces.jar is needed for some blocks.  It could be in
> one of three places :
> 1)  ../../jakarta-avalon/tools/lib/xerces.jar (cornersone, logkit,
> excalibur etc via CVS)
> 2) ../../../../jakarta-avalon/tools/lib/xerces.jar (demo, bay, ftpserver
> & jesktop via CVS)
> 3) ${ANT_HOME}/lib/xerces.jar
> 4) ${AVALON_TOOLS}/lib/xerces.jar
> It all depends on whther you've CVSed or downloaded and if ou CVSed, did
> you put the project roots in the same dir..
> Perhaps we could specify the full path in ant.properties (or
> build.properties like Catalina) and give extensive help if dependancies
> are not satisfied during some pre-compilation step.

An extensive walk through (ie keeping giving messages till all the required 
jars are present) works for me. However I still wouldn't mind keeping the 
jars that change often, we use CVS versions of or are hard to get in CVS.



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