Bug#508342: ant: Ant dependency
onkarshinde at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 14:42:50 UTC 2008
Ant itself does not need java compiler to run. Following is the message I get.
Unable to locate tools.jar. Expected to find it in
Buildfile: build.xml does not exist!
You can see that while tools.jar is not present, ant tried to lookup
build.xml in current directory. Which means ant is running fine.
You will need tools.jar only when you decide to use tasks that are
accomplished with JDK ex. compilations, javadoc generation etc. For
the tasks which don't need JDK ant will work just fine without
tools.jar ex. creating directories, copying files, archiving
java2-compiler can be added as 'Recommends' to ant as javac is in my
opinion most frequently used task. But the decision needs to be taken
by package maintainers.
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