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Thread: Ant Executes and Stops After a Certain Task

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    Default Ant Executes and Stops After a Certain Task

    Hey, am new to the Javaprogramming forums and I already have a question. I have this project I am trying to build but ant only executes till it reaches the part in bold.

    <project name="RunCommand" default="clean" basedir=".">
    <property name="src" location="src"/>
    <property name="build" location="build"/>
    <property name="dist" location="dist"/>
    <property name="final" location="final"/>

    <target name="init">
    <!-- Create the time stamp -->
    <tstamp/>
    <delete dir="${build}"/>
    <delete dir="${dist}"/>
    <!-- Create the build directory structure used by compile -->
    <mkdir dir="${build}"/>
    </target>

    <target name="compile-dist" depends="init"
    description="compile the source " >
    <!-- Compile the java code from ${src} into ${build} -->
    <javac srcdir="${src}" destdir="${build}"/>
    </target>

    <target name="dist" depends="compile-dist"
    description="generate the distribution" >
    <!-- Create the distribution directory -->
    <mkdir dir="${dist}"/>
    <!-- Put everything in ${build} into the MyProject-${DSTAMP}.jar file -->
    <jar jarfile="${dist}/RunCommand.jar" basedir="${build}"/>
    </target>

    <target name="move" depends="dist,compile-dist,init">
    <mkdir dir="${final}"/>
    <move todir="${final}">
    <fileset dir="${dist}" includes="*.jar"/>
    </move>
    </target>

    <target name="clean" depends="move,dist,compile-dist,init"
    description="clean up" >
    <!-- Delete the ${build} and ${dist} directory trees -->
    <delete dir="${build}"/>
    <delete dir="${dist}"/>
    </target>
    </project>

    I am just a beginner at programming so the code may be a bit messy. But can someone help me out coz I can't seem to know where the problem is. Thanks.


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    Default Re: Ant Executes and Stops After a Certain Task

    Are there any errors shown? How do you know it stops at that line? Add some echo commands in there to see

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    Default Re: Ant Executes and Stops After a Certain Task

    Thanks for the reply copeg. No errors are shown, it executes to the point where it builds the project then does nothing else thus showing it doesn't proceed to the distribution target.

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    Default Re: Ant Executes and Stops After a Certain Task

    I just ran the file on a HelloWorld.java and it worked like a charm. Not sure where this might be going wrong, especially if it just freezes. Can you post how you are calling ant, and what the full output is, as well as some idea of your directory structure and project size. Further, have you tried just running the javac of the src directory from the command line (it might give you a better indication of messages/errors)?

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