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What does ${user.home} means ? Where is build .properties ?

 
Shaan patil
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Hi , I am new to ant can any one tell me what the below highlighet snippet achieves ?

I know basic ant scripts.


<!-- ================================================================ -->
<!-- Local system paths -->
<!-- ================================================================ -->
<property environment="env"/>
<property file="build.properties"/>
<property file="${user.home}/build.properties"/>

<property file="environment.properties"/>



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Shaan

[ June 04, 2008: Message edited by: Shaan patil ]

[ June 04, 2008: Message edited by: Shaan patil ]
[ June 04, 2008: Message edited by: Shaan patil ]
 
prash patil
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Hi Shaan,
Please refer to link
Property task page



regards,
PP
 
Shaan patil
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HI,

I read the manual but ,I am not able to find where the build p
roperties is located ?
when I echoed the user.home it pointing to C:\Documents and Settings\shaan
location.But there no build.properties exist.

Regards
Shaan Patil
 
prash patil
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Hi Shaan,

In your build file you will find
<project name="Name of your project " default="default-task-to-invoke" basedir="base-directory-from-where-to-run">


So if your base directory is C:\Documents and Settings\shaan then the build.property files default location will be the same

And for your information you need to crate the property file with key=value pairs.

If still have doubt, paste your build file contents and the problem propery.


regards,
PP
 
Shaan patil
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Hi Prash,


The following is my build.xml in c:/struts-training/exercise01 folder.
I am still not able to locate the build.properties file.
But the script is working fine till check point 2 marked bold in the below script.
This is the content of my environment.properties located in C:/struts-training/exercise01
********************************
struts.training.home = C:/struts-training
weblogic.lib = C:/bea812/weblogic81/server/lib
deploy.domain = C:/bea812/user_projects/domains/mydomain
*************************************************************

How is the script loading the other properties when I dont have a
build .properties anywhere ?


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

<!-- ================================================================ -->
<!-- This Ant build script assumes the following directory structure. -->
<!-- ================================================================ -->
<!--
src
|
|\-java
|
\-web
|
|\-jsps go here
|
\-WEB-INF
|
\-web.xml and other xmls go here

At the end of the build, the war is created and hot deployed in weblogic
-->

<project name="exercise01" basedir="../" default="all">


<!-- ================================================================ -->
<!-- Local system paths -->
<!-- ================================================================ -->
<property environment="env"/>


<property file="build.properties"/>
<property file="${user.home}/build.properties"/>
<property file="environment.properties"/>

<echo> ${user.home} </echo>
<echo> env </echo>





<!-- ================================================================ -->
<!-- Name of project &context. When deployed, this application -->
<!-- will become accessible at http://localhost:7001/{context.name} -->
<!-- ================================================================ -->
<property name="project.name" value="exercise01"/>
<property name="context.name" value="${project.name}"/>


<!-- ================================================================ -->
<!-- Directories for source and build -->
<!-- ================================================================ -->
<property name="src.dir" value="${basedir}/${project.name}/src/java"/>
<property name="src.web.dir" value="${basedir}/${project.name}/src/web"/>
<property name="src.webinf.dir" value="${src.web.dir}/WEB-INF"/>
<property name="build.dir" value="${basedir}/${project.name}/build"/>
<property name="build.web.dir" value="${build.dir}/web"/>
<property name="build.webinf.dir" value="${build.dir}/WEB-INF"/>


<!-- ================================================================ -->
<!-- Temporary directory for EAR, WAR, JAR files -->
<!-- ================================================================ -->
<property name="build.deploy.dir" value="${build.dir}/deploy"/>

<!-- ================================================================ -->
<!-- Directory in Weblogic tree for hot-deployment of wars -->
<!-- ================================================================ -->
<property name="deploy.dir" value="${deploy.domain}/applications"/>


<!-- ============================================================== -->
<!-- Application targets -->
<!-- ============================================================== -->

<target name="clean" description="Clean project directory of generated files">
<delete dir="${build.dir}"/>
</target>

<!-- Create war file with servlets, JSPs, HTML pages, images, etc. -->
<target name="war" depends="clean" description="Generate packaged WAR file">

<mkdir dir="${build.deploy.dir}"/>
<mkdir dir="${build.web.dir}"/>
<mkdir dir="${build.web.dir}/css"/>
<mkdir dir="${build.web.dir}/images"/>
<mkdir dir="${build.webinf.dir}"/>
<mkdir dir="${build.webinf.dir}/lib"/>
<mkdir dir="${build.webinf.dir}/classes"/>

<!-- Copy jar files from struts-training folder -->
<copy todir="${build.webinf.dir}/lib">
<fileset dir="${basedir}/lib">
<include name="commons-beanutils.jar"/>
<include name="commons-collections.jar"/>
<include name="commons-digester.jar"/>
<include name="commons-fileupload.jar"/>
<include name="commons-lang.jar"/>
<include name="commons-logging.jar"/>
<include name="commons-resources.jar"/>
<include name="commons-validator.jar"/>
<include name="jakarta-oro.jar"/>
<include name="struts.jar"/>
</fileset>
</copy>

<echo> ************ Check point 1 *********** </echo>
<!-- Copy class files -->
<copy todir="${build.webinf.dir}/classes">
<fileset dir="${project.name}/classes">
<include name="**"/>
</fileset>
</copy>
<echo> ************ Check point 2 *********** </echo>


<echo> ${build.web.dir}</echo>
<!-- Copy JSP files -->
<copy todir="${build.web.dir}">
<fileset dir="${src.web.dir}">
<include name="**"/>
</fileset>
</copy>
<echo> ************ Check point 3 *********** </echo>
<!-- Copy deployment descriptors and Struts xmls -->
<copy todir="${build.webinf.dir}">
<fileset dir="${src.webinf.dir}">
<include name="**"/>
</fileset>
</copy>

<!-- Copy CSS from shared artifacts-->
<copy todir="${build.web.dir}/css">
<fileset dir="${basedir}/shared-artifacts/css">
<include name="**"/>
</fileset>
</copy>

<!-- Copy images from shared artifacts-->
<copy todir="${build.web.dir}/images">
<fileset dir="${basedir}/shared-artifacts/images">
<include name="**"/>
</fileset>
</copy>

<!-- Copy tlds from shared artifacts-->
<copy todir="${build.webinf.dir}">
<fileset dir="${basedir}/shared-artifacts/tlds">
<include name="**"/>
</fileset>
</copy>

<!-- Create war file by bundling all elements together -->
<war warfile="${build.deploy.dir}/${context.name}.war"
webxml="${build.webinf.dir}/web.xml">
<webinf dir="${build.webinf.dir}">
<include name="**"/>
<exclude name="web.xml"/>
</webinf>
<fileset dir="${build.web.dir}">
<include name="*.jsp"/>
<include name="css/*.css"/>
<include name="images/*.gif"/>
<include name="images/*.jpg"/>
</fileset>
</war>
</target>

<!-- Deploy the WAR file to WebLogic -->
<target name="deploy" depends="war" description="Deploy application to WebLogic">
<copy file="${build.deploy.dir}/${context.name}.war"
todir="${deploy.dir}"/>
</target>

<!-- Build project and create distribution-->
<target name="all" depends="clean,war,deploy"/>

</project>

Below is the error that I get when I run the build.xml from eclipse


Buildfile: C:\struts-training\exercise01\build.xml
[echo] C:\Documents and Settings\shaan
[echo] env
[echo] Number of Processors = 1
[echo] ANT_HOME is set to = C:\Eclipse Tool\eclipse\plugins\org.apache.ant_1.7.0.v200706080842
clean:
[delete] Deleting directory C:\struts-training\exercise01\build
war:
[mkdir] Created dir: C:\struts-training\exercise01\build\deploy
[mkdir] Created dir: C:\struts-training\exercise01\build\web
[mkdir] Created dir: C:\struts-training\exercise01\build\web\css
[mkdir] Created dir: C:\struts-training\exercise01\build\web\images
[mkdir] Created dir: C:\struts-training\exercise01\build\WEB-INF
[mkdir] Created dir: C:\struts-training\exercise01\build\WEB-INF\lib
[mkdir] Created dir: C:\struts-training\exercise01\build\WEB-INF\classes
[copy] Copying 10 files to C:\struts-training\exercise01\build\WEB-INF\lib
[echo] ************ Check point 1 ***********
[echo] ************ Check point 2 ***********
[echo] C:\struts-training/exercise01/build/web

BUILD FAILED
C:\struts-training\exercise01\build.xml:117: C:\struts-training\exercise01\src\web not found.

Total time: 2 seconds


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[ June 04, 2008: Message edited by: Shaan patil ]

[ June 04, 2008: Message edited by: Shaan patil ]
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prash patil
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Hi
While looking to you task it seems that you want to copy the files form
location C:\struts-training\exercise01\src\web to location C:\struts-training\exercise01\build\web

Check that the property ${src.web.dir} is pointing to desired location.
i.e. Is C:\struts-training\exercise01\src\web this path exist... ?
 
Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Shaan patil:

I read the manual but ,I am not able to find where the build p
roperties is located ?


Did you also read this?


If the file is not there, nothing is printed except at -verbose log level. This lets you have optional configuration files for every project, that team members can customize.
 
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