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From "Bart Read" <>
Subject ant hangs on vss task after login prompt
Date Thu, 18 Sep 2003 16:53:44 GMT
Hi All,
I have a problem with an ant build file that attempts to get the latest
versions of all our files from SourceSafe.  I'm using Ant 1.5 integrated
with IntelliJ IDEA 3.0.5 on Windows 2000 SP 4 with SourceSafe 6.  I've
specified both username and password in accordance with the ant
documentation.  I have an init target and a number of get_xxx targets,
none of which work:
    <!-- initialisation common to all tasks -->
    <target name="init">
        <!-- SourceSafe properties -->
        <property name="login" value="Bart Read,mypassword"/>
        <property name="ssdir" location="C:\Program Files\Microsoft
Visual Studio\Common\VSS\win32\"/>
        <property name="serverPath" location="C:\Program Files\Microsoft
Visual Studio\Common\VSS\"/>
<target name="get_latest"
ce,get_installshield" description="Gets latest version of all relevant
files from SourceSafe."/>
    <target name="get_top_level" depends="init" description="Gets top
level stuff like build files and libraries.">
        <vssget vsspath="/toplevel"
All I get when I try to run even the get_top_level task on its own is
the following output:
Username: Bart Read
And that's it... it never gets any further.  Anybody got any idea what's
going on?  I couldn't seem to find anything relevant in the mailing list
archive, and the only mention of this in the manual is that ant will
lock up if you don't specify a password when you need to.  The only
other thing I wondered is whether or not this is because my ss.ini file
is in fact called srcsafe.ini.  Will this cause a problem with the
serverPath attribute?
Many thanks,

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