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using ant to achive files

Ronnie Livingston

Joined: Aug 07, 2001
Posts: 17
hi, im trying to use a build batch file to war a bunch of files together but i keep getting this error when i try and build it:
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: C:\jdk1/3/1\lib\htmlconverter/jar;
I read on another page that the directory where the class is located is not in the classpath but i double check and it is set in my enviromental variables. I also tried adding it to my build file but i still have the same error, here is my build file:
@echo off
rem build.bat -- Build Script for the "CS4B Servlet/JSP Example" Application
set TOMCAT_HOME=C:\tomcat
set JAVA_HOME=C:\jdk1.3.1
set _CP=%CP%
rem Identify the custom class path components we need
set CP=%TOMCAT_HOME%\lib\ant.jar;%TOMCAT_HOME%\lib\servlet.jar
set CP=%CP%;%TOMCAT_HOME%\lib\jaxp.jar;%TOMCAT_HOME%\lib\parser.jar
set CP=%CP%;%JAVA_HOME%\lib\tools.jar;
rem Execute ANT to perform the requird build target
java -classpath %CP%;%CLASSPATH% -Dtomcat.home=%TOMCAT_HOME% %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
set CP=%_CP%
set _CP=
Ronnie Livingston

Joined: Aug 07, 2001
Posts: 17
also, when setting env variables does the order matter in regards to which one i set first and so forth?
Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
This question is much more suited to the Servlets and JSP forum so I am going to move it there.

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Ronnie Livingston

Joined: Aug 07, 2001
Posts: 17
strange, I change the classpath so that i am using the absolute path and i got rid of other .jar files that i may not need. Now i am getting the same error but it is refering to my jaxp.jar.
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 16395

I don't see you defining/using ANT_HOME. This may have something to do with it. ANT_HOME points to the root of the ANT directory (NOT bin or lib).

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Ronnie Livingston

Joined: Aug 07, 2001
Posts: 17
hi Tim, so we add ANT_HOME to the classpath? I always thought that we add something to the classpath if there are java classes which can be used (ie.jar files). What is the purpose of adding ANT_HOME to the classpath?
here is my current classpath btw:
C:\tomcat\lib\servlet.jar; C:\bea\wlServer6.0\lib\weblogic.jar;C:\jdk1.3.1\lib\htmlconverter.jar;C:\tomcat\lib\ant.jar;C:\tomcat\lib\parser.jar;
[This message has been edited by Ronnie Livingston (edited August 08, 2001).]
Ronnie Livingston

Joined: Aug 07, 2001
Posts: 17
alrighty, I changed my classpath to this:
and now build works ok. Not sure why but whatever works.
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