I've got the apache-ant package installed from hapy's TUR. It's working good except for a junit target:
BUILD FAILED file:/home/dusty/Documents/code/java/vrmoo/server/build.xml:165: Could not create task or type of type: junit. Ant could not find the task or a class this task relies upon. This is common and has a number of causes; the usual solutions are to read the manual pages then download and install needed JAR files, or fix the build file: - You have misspelt 'junit'. Fix: check your spelling. - The task needs an external JAR file to execute and this is not found at the right place in the classpath. Fix: check the documentation for dependencies. Fix: declare the task. - The task is an Ant optional task and optional.jar is absent Fix: look for optional.jar in ANT_HOME/lib, download if needed - The task was not built into optional.jar as dependent libraries were not found at build time. Fix: look in the JAR to verify, then rebuild with the needed libraries, or download a release version from apache.org - The build file was written for a later version of Ant Fix: upgrade to at least the latest release version of Ant - The task is not an Ant core or optional task and needs to be declared using <taskdef>. Remember that for JAR files to be visible to Ant tasks implemented in ANT_HOME/lib, the files must be in the same directory or on the classpath Please neither file bug reports on this problem, nor email the Ant mailing lists, until all of these causes have been explored, as this is not an Ant bug.
I tried the suggestions; ant is located in /usr/bin/ and optional.jar is in /usr/lib. I tried setting ANT_HOME to /usr, but I'm still getting the error. I browsed the /usr/bin/ant script, but I couldn't find anything helpful. I have JUnit in my classpath, so that shouldn't be the problem.
This same task worked fine when I was running a local build of ant. I think maybe ant isn't picking up optional. jar, but I have no idea why, nor do I know how to test this theory.
Does hapy frequent this board, or should I maybe contact directly?
I'm getting the same problem with Ant 1.6 installed in /opt/ant. They've changed things in 1.6, but they claim it should work similar...
I'll search the docs.
I don't know why this was working for me before and isn't now, but I found the solution. junit.jar must be placed in $ANT_HOME/lib because of strange classloader issues. I guess this must be a recent "bug", as it wasn't happening with earlier versions of ant.
I'm using my local build of ant because it's more recent, but I think hapy's build would also work with junit if you plared junit.jar in /usr/lib.