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From "Howard Watson" <>
Subject Re: An error occurred at line: -1, Unable to compile class for JSP(Netware)
Date Tue, 01 Apr 2008 18:01:44 GMT
Thanks. I did not find the bug listed when I searched.

>>> Rainer Jung <> 4/1/2008 11:33 AM >>>
It's a known bug, which has beend discussed on the developers list only 
very recently. See 

Your workaround (using ant 1.5) seems fine. The final solution is still 
pending, but it's quite possible, that Mark does a fix for the future 
4.1.38. This still needs some clarification though.



Howard Watson schrieb:
> This is an upgrade from Apache2.0.59/Tomcat4.1.31/mod_jk 1.2.15 to Apache2.0.63/Tomcat4.1.37/mod_jk
1.2.36 on Netware 6.5 sp7. Except for JSP compiles, everything including HTML, servlets and
precompiled JSPs works.
> Ant.jar is there in CATALINA_HOME\common\lib. The problem is with Ant v1.7 introduced
in Tomcat4.1.36. If I use Ant v1.5 from Tomcat4.1.34 all works for me including JSP compiles.
The current functioning environment Apache2.0.63/Tomcat4.1.37/Ant1.5/mod_jk1.2.26. I use configuration
as here:

> As an experiment:
> When using Tomcat4.1.37 and Ant v1.7 without an explicit envset (default) CATALINA_CLASSPATH=$CATALINA_HOME;\common\lib\ant.jar
in Tomcat.conf I get error: [] Could not load definitions from
resource org/apache/tools/ant/antlib.xml. It could not be found. 
> When using Tomcat4.1.36/.37 and Ant v1.7 with an explicit envset CATALINA_CLASSPATH=$CATALINA_HOME;\common\lib\ant.jar
in Tomcat.conf I get NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/tools/ant/launch/AntMain 
> Short story:  Ant.jar from Tomcat4.1.34 compiles JSPs in Tomcat4.1.37. Ant.jar included
with Tomcat4.1.37 errors. I saw this with Tomcat4.1.36 also. I am simply copying .conf files
from older Apache/Tomcat to current versions.
> How would I troubleshoot this further?

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