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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Fw: problem with propertyfile task
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2001 09:18:24 GMT

On Thu, 4 Oct 2001 08:17, Erik Hatcher wrote:
> How are ant-dev folks building Ant and running test cases?   I'm having
> some environment issues in trying what Levi has provided.
> Here's what I've got:
>     - Win2k
>     - c:\jakarta\jakarta-ant - this is where I've checked out the
> ANT_14_BRANCH (is there a different branch I should be using?)
>     - I've run 'build' successfully.
>     - I get errors running 'ant' after running the build.
> I'm sure my environment variables aren't correct.   How do you configure
> your environment to actually run Ant from the "development environment"
> (i.e. directory structure straight from CVS)?   Do you set ANT_HOME?  to
> where?

I run straight from CVS directories when modifying stuff. I NEVER set 
ANT_HOME and neither should anyone else *unless* you run win9x (which suffers 
from brain dead scripting). When you want to install it into you "real" 
directory you should just be able to do

./ -Ddist.dir=/opt/apps/ant install 

(or to wherever you want to install it)

and all should be good.

> Is this an RTFM and I'm just not reading the FM?  :)   If so, point me
> there gently!

I am not sure there is a FM entry for this - the only way to find out about 
it I think is by reading build file ? 



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