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From James Abley <>
Subject Re: Have an Ant script run even with missing JARs?
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2006 14:01:03 GMT
What scope are you doing the taskdefs for the Tomcat ANT tasks?

On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 13:55, Glen Mazza wrote:
> Hello,
> I have an Ant build script for dynamic deployment of a web application 
> to Tomcat.  This requires a special Tomcat JARs to be added to the Ant 
> lib directory to run.  No problem here--Ant runs fine once I add the jar.
> But I have small additional target unrelated to deployment I would like 
> my tech writer (she knows how to use Ant) to use to do some 
> testing/modification of a stylesheet.  When I gave her the buildfile, 
> Ant refused to run the target because it could not find the Tomcat JARs 
> mentioned above--even though these JARs are not used in this particular 
> target.
> Of the two immediate solutions--quickly dump the Tomcat JAR in her 
> Ant/lib directory, or just comment out the deployment task in her 
> version of the file, I did the latter--and everything works fine.
> But question--do I have a third option--is there an option I can set to 
> have Ant run even if it is missing some optional JARS, *if* those JARs 
> are unneeded by the specific target being run?
> Thanks,
> Glen
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