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Error building a Project using Ant

Orby Sullivan
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Joined: Oct 25, 2010
Posts: 2
Hi All,
I'm new to Java and trying to do the following tutorial on Spring:

http://static.springsource.org/docs/Spring-MVC-step-by-step/part1.html

I'm getting the following error when i try build a Project using Ant:

C:\Users\Orby\workspace\Springapp>Ant
Buildfile: build.xml

BUILD FAILED
C:\Users\Orby\workspace\Springapp\build.xml:85: taskdef class org.apache.catalin
a.ant.InstallTask cannot be found

Total time: 0 seconds

My Ant build.properties file looks like:



and i found another URL referring to the same error:

http://www.coderanch.com/t/108299/tools/Error-while-running-ant-InstallTask

but i'm not sure what i need to do with the classpath in order to resolve this issue?

Any help on this would be appreciated.

Thanks,

O.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Here's a thread about this same problem, maybe this will help.


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Orby Sullivan
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Joined: Oct 25, 2010
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Thanks for your response! I had read that article earlier and changed the slashes in my build.properties file but it hasn't resolved my error.
Martijn Verburg
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And welcome to Javaranch Orby!


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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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There's a file "bin/catalina-tasks.xml" in your Tomcat install; read the comments there and import the file. Otherwise the tasks themselves are in server/lib/catalina-ant.jar, so you need to add that to your classpath, and possibly other jars as well.
 
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