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From Patrick Luby <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Ant 1.4 bug fix
Date Fri, 14 Sep 2001 15:22:34 GMT

I checked out the ant source code using the ANT_14_BRANCH and ran the script successfully without the need for the patch that I submitted.

It appears, then, that the *.tar.gz at the following URL does not have
the same source code. Can this *.tar.gz be recreated with the current
code in the ANT_14_BRANCH?

Also, I found that the following *.zip file has no files marked
executable even the files are marked as executable when checked out from
the CVS tree. As a result, Unix platforms cannot invoke or if they build from this *.zip file. Can this *.zip be
recreated as well?

If the above download files are recreated, then I agree that my patch
should be ignored.



Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Sep 2001, Patrick Luby <> wrote:
> > Hence, the "ant.home" property gets set as a System property by the
> > JVM instead of being passed as an argument to the
> > class.
> Which is not a problem since Ant copies all system properties into
> its own set of properties.
> > Without this patch, the bootstrap of Ant 1.4 will always fail on
> > Solaris and, I assume, on most other Unix platforms.
> It works without problems on Linux, AIX and FreeBSD and I'm sure
> several people have successfully bootstrapped Ant on Solaris and many
> other Unices without problems as well.
> Stefan

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