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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <Craig.McClana...@eng.sun.com>
Subject Re: Building issues and Ant
Date Mon, 03 Apr 2000 18:42:06 GMT
Costin Manolache wrote:

> Sam, I have no problem building ant or tomcat - it's just the nightly build. My
> problem is that every 3-4 days the nightly build is broken. Most of the time is
> just a minor thing, but it takes a lot of time to find out what's wrong.
>
> That probably means I use a bad method for building - if anyone wants or have
> the time to do that - please do so.
>

Could the problem be related to overriding property values from the command line?
I just posted an Ant bug that says this doesn't work, and IMHO it should -- you
should be able to define default properties in build.xml, but override them at
runtime with system properties.

>
> Costin
>

Craig


>
> rubys@us.ibm.com wrote:
>
> > Costin wrote:
> > >It's hard to automate the build process when both the build tool, the
> > >build script and the source code are changing at the same time.
> >
> > Can you be more specific?
> >
> > I can guarantee that the current Tomcat from CVS will build with the
> > current Ant from CVS.  I can also guarantee that any released version of
> > Tomcat will build with the corresponding version of Ant.
> >
> > I am also pretty sure that the current Tomcat will will build with the last
> > released CVS.
> >
> > What combination are you trying?  Not knowing how the nightly builds are
> > produced makes it hard to anticipate what changes are OK and what changes
> > are not.
> >
> > - Sam Ruby
> >
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