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Setting Up Ant with enviromental variables?

Michael Hubele
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Joined: Dec 17, 2005
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I am trying to set up ANT on my computer and I want to set up some enviromental variables for it but I am not sure what to do.

This is what I did

Places ant here: G:\Program Files\apache-ant-1.6.5
Installed Java Here: G:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_06

When to Enviromental variables and did this

Var Name: ANT_HOME
Var Variable: G:\Program Files\apache-ant-1.6.5

Var Name: JAVA_HOME
Var Variable: G:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_06

Var Name: PATH
Var Variable: PATH=%PATH%;%ANT_HOME%\bin

now when I go to cmd line and type in ant I get buildFile: build.xml does not exist!

build Failed

So I got the build file but I don't know where to put it or what I am suppost to do

thanks
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Roseanne Zhang
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Joined: Nov 14, 2000
Posts: 1953
Normally, build.xml should be in your current directory, ie. where you type ant.

You can do it differently, but why bother?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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