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Bug 342925

Summary: ant 1.8.1 doesn't honor ANT_HOME
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Yvan Royon <yvan.royon>
Component: [OLD] JavaAssignee: Java team <java>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: output of 'ant --execdebug -diagnostics'

Description Yvan Royon 2010-10-27 13:10:57 UTC
I have the same issue as bug but with ant 1.8.1 instead of 1.7.1. I don't have enough privilege to reopen that bug, so here's a new one.

The /usr/bin/ant wrapper sets ANT_HOME as /usr/share/ant-core instead of /usr/share/ant. It might be the desired behavior for portage, but for end-users it's definitely not.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get source code from a random Java project, which happens to use several random ant tasks. In my case,

2. Upstream says you just have to type 'ant'. You do that. It works on non-Gentoo machines. It fails on Gentoo with messages like "package does not exist".

3. The documentation at says that I should type e.g. 'ANT_TASKS="pmd checkstyle" ant' instead of 'ant'. I try 'ANT_TASKS="all" ant', but it still won't find junit. I try 'ANT_TASKS="junit" ant', now it finds junit, but it fails with "class was not found".

4. Scream in horror and throw your chair on your coworker (who happens to be your boss).
Comment 1 Vlastimil Babka (Caster) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-10-28 10:18:05 UTC
This should really work and dunno why it doesn't. You don't have to define ANT_TASKS="all" because it's the default.
Is dev-java/ant installed with all deps of the same version?
What's output of 'ant --execdebug -diagnostics'?
Comment 2 Yvan Royon 2010-10-28 15:31:28 UTC
Created attachment 252385 [details]
output of 'ant --execdebug -diagnostics'

> Is dev-java/ant installed with all deps of the same version?

Yes, just checked:
$ emerge -pv $(qlist -I -C dev-java/ant-)

[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-core-1.8.1  USE="-doc -source" 0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-nodeps-1.8.1  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-antlr-1.8.1  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-apache-log4j-1.8.1  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-apache-oro-1.8.1  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-apache-regexp-1.8.1  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-apache-resolver-1.8.1  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-commons-logging-1.8.1  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-commons-net-1.8.1  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-jdepend-1.8.1  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-junit-1.8.1  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-swing-1.8.1  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-eclipse-ecj-3.5.2  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-owanttask-1.1-r12  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-apache-bcel-1.8.1  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-apache-bsf-1.8.1  USE="python -javascript -tcl" 0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-trax-1.8.1  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-apache-xalan2-1.8.1  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] dev-java/ant-1.8.1  USE="X antlr bcel bsf commonslogging commonsnet jdepend log4j oro regexp resolver -jai -javamail -jmf -jsch -testutil" 0 kB

Total: 19 packages (19 reinstalls), Size of downloads: 0 kB

> What's output of 'ant --execdebug -diagnostics'?

Cf. attachment.
$ env | grep -i ant
$ grep -ri ant /etc/portage/
/etc/portage/package.use:dev-java/ant -javamail -jsch

I don't think I'm doing anything unusual there.

Comment 3 Vlastimil Babka (Caster) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-07-11 23:02:50 UTC
Sorry for forgetting about this. Still no idea what went wrong here, everything you posted looks good and junit should be available.

The request for ANT_HOME itself is dupe of 300970.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 300970 ***