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From Paul Elschot <>
Subject Re: Contrib in oblivion
Date Sat, 12 Nov 2005 09:41:49 GMT
On Saturday 12 November 2005 02:12, Erik Hatcher wrote:
> On 11 Nov 2005, at 17:26, Paul Elschot wrote:
> >> Paul - what version of Ant are you using?   I'm (always) swamped, but
> >> I'll put this on my list of things to look at as soon as possible if
> >> no one else beats me to it.
> >>
> >
> > I'm using ant 1.6.2.
> >
> > Meanwhile I had a look at the ant book and at the manual for
> > subant, but I'm still not sure how to pass the lucene jar,
> > it might be an ant poperty (value or location) or an
> > included xml file.
> > I made one failed attempt at passing a property to subant.
> > Would it be better to use absolute path names instead
> > of relative ones?
> > Any hints would be wellcome.
> Could you try using Ant 1.6.5?   I just built contrib/surround  

The joy of developing at the cutting edge...

> successfully.  First I went to the top-level lucene directory, and  
> ran "ant", then "cd contrib/surround" and "ant" again.  The output is  
> below.  If you wish to change the Lucene JAR file used (by default it  
> expects it in the parent of contrib under the build directory there,  
> you can run Ant using the "-Dlucene.jar=<path to Lucene JAR>".

I upgraded ant and building from contrib/surround/build.xml works here.

ant build-contrib

using the lucene build.xml currently fails at compiling the lucene test code.

Paul Elschot

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