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ant is not working

shan raj
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Joined: Dec 16, 2008
Posts: 42

I have installed cygwin in my windows XP machine and add path with ant home. I am able to login into the cygwin but when i issue ant command it is throwing below issue. But the same executing fine when i issue ant.bat.

>which bash

bash-3.2$ ant
bash: /cygdrive/d/cc/../ant
/apache-ant-1.6.5/bin/ant: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: No such file or directory
bash-3.2$ ant.bat
Buildfile: build.xml does not exist!
Build failed

Could some one please help me to resolve this issue.

One more think I am wondering why it is returning /cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/bash when we issue which bash command. It should be usr/bin/bash.

Thanks in Advance
Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Posts: 10336

Why are you running Ant through Cygwin? Ant should run crossplatform, unless you have added *nix specific tasks?

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David Newton

Joined: Sep 29, 2008
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You'll also need to be very careful with classpaths under Cygwin if you're running the Windows version of Java; Windows classpaths need semi-colon separators, which must be escaped under Cygwin.
shan raj
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Joined: Dec 16, 2008
Posts: 42
Thank for your inputs.

I have resolved this issue by reinstalling. Now it is working fine.

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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