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From siss...@insession.com
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (DERBY-197) Add tip for Windows users in BUILDING.txt file regarding file paths in the ant.properties file
Date Fri, 08 Apr 2005 05:05:31 GMT
Edward Rayl <erayl@bellsouth.net> wrote on 06/04/2005 07:45:06 AM:

> Daniel John Debrunner wrote: 
> David Van Couvering wrote:
> 
> 
> FYI, I couldn't 'get this to work even following this approach.  I
> finally had to copy the JDK14 and JDK13 directory trees to the default
> location where ANT looks for them, and only then could I get it to work.
> 
> 
> Forward slashes work for me in windows. This is from my ant.properties.
> 
> j14lib=c:/ibm142/jre/lib
> j13lib=c:/ibm131/jre/lib
> 
> Dan.
> 
> And mine looks like this on Windows and work fine:
> 
> j14lib=C:/j2sdk1.4.2/jre/lib
> j13lib=C:/j2sdk1.3.1/jre/lib
> proceed=false
> sane=false
> 
> It is located in C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>
> 
> Where <user name> is the name of the Windows user running the build.
> 
> Maybe the documentation needs to be more explicit for Windows users?
> I guess they don't really believe the forward slashes in BUILDING.
> txt when they see it.
> 
> Ed

I think my original problem was a caused by myself being in a zombie state 
working too late at night where I went into windows explorer window and 
copied the path for the JRE's (e.g. Ctrl-C in the address bar) and pasted 
the path straight into my ant.properties file "without thinking".

So the instructions are currently correct (using forward slashes) but 
maybe it would be worth having a note/example for windows users (e.g. 
showing examples like the ones above) to avoid any confusion. 

Thanks everyone for responding.

John

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