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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Proposal
Date Tue, 25 Jan 2005 09:22:24 GMT
You may consider creating a custom ant command script which unsets 
CLASSPATH before invoking the executable class.


On Jan 24, 2005, at 10:40 PM, Kev Jackson wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm working on a project right now with real neophyte developers, and 
> one of the things I'm constantly having to do is to unset classpaths.
> They keep installing crappy software that sets a classpath variable 
> (Oracle client being the main culprit here) and then when they use the 
> project build file, it falls over because of alien jars on the 
> classpath (not Ant's fault or anything).
> I'm sure that this is a commonplace occurence, so I propose the 
> following...
> On the website (, in bold letters across the front page
> ANT!!"
> or if not on the front page, at least in the manual section.  I'm even 
> willing to add the documentation to the xdocs or html
> Also I think it'd be a good idea to print this out when simply typing 
> "ant" at the command line - not just "build.xml does not exist"
> Sorry, rant off
> Kev
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