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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Unable to use maven-ant-tasks
Date Thu, 29 Dec 2011 21:40:45 GMT
On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 9:55 AM, Wayne Fay <> wrote:
>> listing in ant -diagnostics).  I was hoping that since maven-ant-tasks
>> is developed as part of maven, that someone on the list would be using
>> it and have some insight as to what I was doing wrong.
> I agree with your premise. Sorry I couldn't be more help but I haven't
> used Ant in a while.
>> As a followup, I can confirm that adding:
> ...
>> to the project does cause the error to go away, but none of the "put
>> the jar in the .ant/lib" or "pass it to ant with the -lib parameter"
>> methods work.  Perhaps the installation instructions for the maven ant
>> tasks are out of date?

Hmm. I am always suspicious of the mess made when the Linux distro
people get busy mangling maven.

Could you possibly be troubled to download a clean copy of ant in a
tarball from, and see how well the directions work, and
open a JIRA ticket if they are indeed not correct?

> I can't tell you how much I (and other regulars on this list)
> appreciate your reply. This will really help other maven-ant-tasks
> users if/when they run across this issue since this ML is indexed by
> Google etc.
> Perhaps someone will also look into updating the documentation if it
> does not work as you have indicated.
> Wayne
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