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From Antoine Lévy-Lambert <>
Subject Re: Launcher issues
Date Fri, 16 Jan 2004 22:25:28 GMT
Dominique Devienne wrote:

>FWIW, I've had at least 5 users having problems with the new Ant 1.6
>launcher because they had unexpanded environment variables in their
>CLASSPATH. I can almost trace adoption of Ant 1.6 in this company just by
>questions about the IllegalArgumentException they're all getting. I suspect
>this is not the last we here of this. --DD
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Hi Dominique,

I do not understand this issue of unexpanded environment variable in 
How do your colleagues set their CLASSPATH ?
Are they working under Windows or UNIX ?

For me, whatever the operating system, if your profile says :

or the equivalent under your operating system, by the time the CLASSPATH 
environment variable reaches an application it is already expanded.

I do not set CLASSPATH under Windows, but I set PATH with the system 
applet of the control panel. I set PATH to be 
%ANT_HOME%\bin;%JAVA_HOME%\bin ...
but when I open a shell window, the PATH is already expanded.

How do your colleagues start ant :
- do they start one of the supplied scripts (ant.bat or ant for Unix),
- or do they start ant through an IDE, or somehow through API calls
- or do they start somehow java ... from the 
command line ?


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