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From Carlos Araya <>
Subject Re: Ant build from source instructions incorrect?
Date Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:50:03 GMT
Is that the only error you're getting? What does the build log say?

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> On Jan 21, 2014, at 2:52 PM, Michael Durket <> wrote:
> I'm attempting to build Ant 1.9.3 from the source distribution on Redhat Linux 5 using
Oracle Java 1.7.0. It seems to build correctly but fails the post-build tests with this error
> error: package org.junit does not exist.
> From my research, this seems to be a common issue in general with Ant.
> Here are the exact directions I followed (from this page
> "As of version 1.7.0 Ant has a hard dependency on JUnit. The fetch.xml build script will
download JUnit automatically, but if you don't use this you must install it manually into
lib/optional (download it from if you are using a source distribution of Ant."
> Since I don't have an ant that works with fetch.xml, I went to as indicated
in the instructions and downloaded junit.jar and copied the file to apache-ant-1.9.3/lib/optional.
> Given that the instructions for building Ant are incorrect, could you please post the
correct instructions to your website so I could build the current version of Ant please?
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