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From BryanBerg <>
Subject Problem: failed to create task or type runtarget
Date Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:18:04 GMT

I am running into the following error when trying to run ant:

Problem: failed to create task or type runtarget

I am building on a mac 10.8.3.

Prior research has suggested that I add ant-contrib-0.3.jar to my 
ANT_HOME installation directory, which I have done (that had actually 
gotten rid of another 'failed to create task or type' error)

I used ant-contrib-0.3.jar because research suggested that this jar is 
mapped to the line:

< taskdef resource="net/sf/antcontrib/" />
which is in the build.xml file I am using.

The project builds on windows machines ( I even got it to build using ) but am trying to get it built on a 
mac. I am thus not looking to change the build.xml file.

An example of the run target line is:

<target name="setPASProps" depends="" description="setup the properties">
     <property name="systemname" value="PAS"/>
     <runtarget target="setSystemProps"/>
Here is some info from running ant -diagnostics

ant.version: Apache Ant(TM) version 1.8.2 compiled on June 20 2012 1.7
Is this the Apache Harmony VM? no
Is this the Kaffe VM? no
Is this gij/gcj? no
ant.core.lib: /usr/share/ant/lib/ant.jar
ant.home: /usr/share/ant
  ANT_HOME/lib jar listing
ant.home: /usr/share/ant
ant-antlr.jar (5756 bytes)
ant-contrib-0.3.jar (17708 bytes)
ant-jmf.jar (6745 bytes)
ant-junit.jar (102350 bytes)
ant-junit4.jar (7126 bytes)
ant-launcher.jar (12321 bytes)
ant-swing.jar (7563 bytes)
ant-testutil.jar (15198 bytes)
ant.jar (1937098 bytes)

Thanks !


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