Bug 179759 - Ant should provide $ANT_HOME/lib/ant.jar
Summary: Ant should provide $ANT_HOME/lib/ant.jar
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ant
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Permaine Cheung
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://emma.sourceforge.net
Keywords: Reopened
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-02-02 18:06 UTC by Ian Pilcher
Modified: 2009-08-07 22:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-08-07 22:24:12 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch to ant.spec to provide symbolic links to jar files in $ANT_HOME (7.83 KB, patch)
2009-07-17 22:57 UTC, Orion Poplawski
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
JPackage 196 None None None Never

Description Ian Pilcher 2006-02-02 18:06:02 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7

Description of problem:
Some programs ignore the current CLASSPATH and expect to find ant.jar in
$ANT_HOME/lib/ant.jar.  (The EMMA build script is an example.)  Since this is
the layout used in binary distributions of Ant, this doesn't seem entirely

It should be simple to provide a symlink from /usr/share/ant/lib/ant.jar to

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Download EMMA source code from above URL.
2.  Create build.properties with Ant directory set to /usr/share/ant.
3.  Run "ant" to build EMMA.

Actual Results:  Build fails; unable to resolve Ant classes.

Expected Results:  Build should succeed.

Additional info:

I have also entered this in JPackage's Bugzilla as bug #196.

Comment 1 Deepak Bhole 2006-06-08 17:20:51 UTC
/usr/share/java/ant is not meant to be ANT_HOME. The suggested (JPackage style)
workaround for this is setting ant dir to something else, creating a lib/ in
there, and using build-jar-repository to link the appropriate jars.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 16:52:22 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.

If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change
the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version
or status, add a comment to the bug and someone will change it for you.)

Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.

The process we're following is outlined here:

We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-07 00:21:00 UTC
This bug has been in NEEDINFO for more than 30 days since feedback was
first requested. As a result we are closing it.

If you can reproduce this bug in the future against a maintained Fedora
version please feel free to reopen it against that version.

The process we're following is outlined here:

Comment 4 Orion Poplawski 2008-11-12 15:55:20 UTC
${ant.home} is now /usr/share/ant, which is appropriate.  But many projects expect ${ant.home}/lib/ant.jar to exist as in the binary distribution (I'm seeing it in gridengine's sdm module).  Please provide symlinks to the jar files in ${ant.home}/lib/.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 01:48:27 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 6 Orion Poplawski 2009-07-17 22:57:18 UTC
Created attachment 354235 [details]
Patch to ant.spec to provide symbolic links to jar files in $ANT_HOME

Ping, hello?  Still an issue with F-11.

I have an updated spec file ready to go for this.  Successful koji test build here: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1483273

I can check it in and build if that is okay.

Comment 7 Orion Poplawski 2009-08-07 22:24:12 UTC
Fixed in 1.7.1-11.fc12.

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