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I'm in an introductory java course in college. Coding and building using Eclipse and Ant works fine at school on our ubuntu machines, but I'm having trouble getting things to work at home (trying to avoid installing Ubuntu just for this, though I probably should get a VirtualBox going...).

First, it was "unable to find a javac compiler". I don't know if there's a "better" solution, but I manually added the tools.jar from the jdk folder to the classpath in Window>Preferences>Ant>Runtime; that seemingly fixed it.

However, now I'm seeing "The classpath for junit must include junit.jar if not in Ant's own classpath". I checked the same location above, and I'm seeing ant-junit.jar, ant-junit4.jar in ...\Eclipse\plugins/org.apache...\lib\ . I don't know where to go from here.
post #2 of 7
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Been just over a day, figured I'd bump and see what happens.
post #3 of 7
Okay lets start with you doing some explanation of your setup.

What version of eclipse are you using, did you install it using the installer or extract from archive?

When executing your project are you using eclipse do it, or are you trying to write an ant script?


I personally find eclipse weird with how it executes things, but I can help figure it out for you.
 
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I completely forgot about this thread in the mess of school.

To answer your questions: I'm running the latest off their website, Indigo 3.7.1. I only extracted run it directly from the folder. I execute my project with eclipse, but the class has a build.xml they provide us with to run ant upon; I just run the project as an ant build and let it package it as they see fit.
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If thats the case you are going to have to look closely at the build.xml to figure out what paths it is expecting. You might have to install ant in your system path for it to find it.

I usually recommend to actually install eclipse rather than run from an extracted archive. It manages its own paths (usually).

That or just switch to netbeans, which I find tons easier to work with overall.
 
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It turns out the problem was incredibly stupid. Eclipse's default pathing was iffy; all I needed to do was set the correct paths in the ant preferences as well as the path for tools.jar and it works flawlessly... thanks anyway for the help!
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Glad you got the issue solved.
 
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