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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: bin/ subdir missing from 0.6 dist
Date Tue, 09 Nov 2004 19:18:05 GMT
Springer, Ian P. wrote:
> I tried this and got an error. Here's the output:
> C:\opt\forrest0.6>build


>   *-----------------------------------------------------------------
>   | Installation notice
>   *-----------------------------------------------------------------
>   | You have built the distribution of Forrest.
>   | Please set the environment variable FORREST_HOME to point to
> src/core
>   | It is recommended to add
>   |    unix: $FORREST_HOME/bin: to your $PATH
>   |    win: %FORREST_HOME%\bin; to your %PATH%
>   | Then do 'forrest -projecthelp' to list options for the 'forrest'
> command
>   | More help at
>   *-----------------------------------------------------------------
> Total time: 2 seconds
> C:\opt\forrest0.6>set FORREST_HOME=C:\opt\forrest0.6\src\core

You set FORREST_HOME as instructed, but you have not done the second 
thing in the instruction above:

It is recommended to add
    |    unix: $FORREST_HOME/bin: to your $PATH
    |    win: %FORREST_HOME%\bin; to your %PATH%

> C:\opt\forrest0.6>forrest site
> The system cannot find the path specified.

This is because you have not added it to your path as suggested and so 
your OS can't find the executable. If you don't do this then you need to 
tell windows how to find the executable when executing Forrest:

"C:\opt\forrest0.6\srczcore\bin\forrest site"

> Even if this did work, IMO, it is not very intuitive. The way things
> worked in v0.5.1 was much easier and similar to other Apache projects
> like Ant and Maven.

I can't remember that far back, but I thought we had exactly the same 
process in 0.5. Anyway, it is impossible to install a command line 
application without either putting it in your path or specifiying it in 
the command line. We agree that the "src/core" part is a little 
confusing and that is one of the reasons for the directory restructure 
in 0.7


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