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From "Bill Barker" <>
Subject Re: How to Build Tomcat 4.1.x or 5.0.x on Windows?
Date Sun, 16 Oct 2005 21:42:16 GMT

"James W. Anderson" <> wrote in message
>I downloaded the source zip for both Tomcat 4.1.3 and 5.0.30 and have been
> struggling for three days now to get a build to work.  I'm using the Sun
> J2SE 1.5 JDK and Ant 1.6.5.  I followed the build instructions on the 
> Tomcat
> web site and downloaded all of the required files, and have been slowly
> making progress by locating and downloading whatever file it says it 
> cannot
> find, but I feel like I'm trying to put out a forest fire by stomping on 
> it.
> I'm just trying to get a "vanilla" release of Tomcat to build on my 
> Windows
> XP system here.

Use the "download" ant target (e.g. type: ant download).  This will go out 
and download most of the jars you need.  There are still a couple you need 
to get yourself (e.g. 'mail.jar'), since they have a click-through license.

> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks.

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