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ant -lib seems not working on Linux RHEL 5

ant -lib seems not working on Linux RHEL 5

2007-07-03       - By Vladimir Egorov
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Hi Ant Users,

The Ant -lib option does not seem working on Linux RHEL 5.

I am in a directory, where I have ant-contrib-1.0b2.jar and the
following t.xml.

$ cat t.xml
<project>
 <taskdef resource="net/sf/antcontrib/antlib.xml" />
 <if><istrue value="true"/>
   <then><echo message="it works!"/></then>
 </if>
</project>

I run this using the -lib option.

$ ant -lib ant-contrib-1.0.b2 -f t.xml
Buildfile: t.xml
 [taskdef] Could not load definitions from resource
net/sf/antcontrib/antlib.xml. It could not be found.

BUILD FAILED
 ... Could not create task or type of type: if.

The above t.xml works on a different platform.

Thank you,

--Vladimir

P.S. If I explicitly specify classpath in taskdef, it works on Linux
RHEL 5.

$ cat t.xml
<project>
 <taskdef resource="net/sf/antcontrib/antlib.xml"
          classpath="ant-contrib-1.0b2.jar"/>
 <if><istrue value="true"/>
   <then><echo message="it works!"/></then>
 </if>
</project>

$ ant -f t.xml
Buildfile: t.xml
    [echo] it works!

BUILD SUCCESSFUL

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