Qing Zhang Qing Zhang - 5 months ago 43
Java Question

Ant built does not generate class files

I'm using build.xml to build my src. However it failed to generate class files without any error message. The full script is

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<project name="auxiliary" basedir="." default="dist">

<property name="src.dir" value="../auxiliary-src/com/nextbio/drugbank"/>
<property name="dist.dir" value="dist"/>
<property name="lib.dir" value="../jboss_config/common_app_jars"/>
<property name="temp.dir" value="temp"/>
<property name="foo_dist.dir" value="../foo/dist"/>

<path id="libs-classpath">
<fileset dir="${foo_dist.dir}">
<include name="foo.jar"/>

<target name="dist" depends="auxiliary-dist" />

<target name="auxiliary-cleanup">
<delete dir="${temp.dir}"/>
<delete dir="${dist.dir}"/>
<echo message="cleaned up. ${temp.dir}, and ${dist.dir} have been deleted."/>

<target name ="auxiliary-dist">

<delete dir="${temp.dir}"/>
<echo message="delete ${temp.dir}" />
<mkdir dir="${temp.dir}"/>

<javac destdir="${temp.dir}" source="1.6" target="1.6" debug="on" fork="true" memorymaximumsize="1024m">
<src path="${src.dir}"/>
<path refid="libs-classpath"/>
<include name="com/car/**"/> <!-- troubled line -->

<!--<copy overwrite="true" todir="${temp.dir}">
<fileset dir="${src.dir}">
<exclude name="**/*.java"/>
<exclude name="**/*.sql"/>
<exclude name="**/*.txt"/>
<delete dir="${dist.dir}"/>
<mkdir dir="${dist.dir}"/>
<jar destfile="${dist.dir}/auxiliary.jar" basedir="${temp.dir}"/> -->


There is no class file in ${temp.dir} after this step, and no error message. I double checked it, and found it is because of the "troubled line". I tried to add some files to the classpath. I don't know why it is wrong.


The source path should point to the root of the package tree. You make it point to a specific package inside the sources : ../auxiliary-src/com/nextbio/drugbank.

And in the javac task, you ask it to compile all the files matching the pattern com/car/**. That means that it will compile the Java source files in ../auxiliary-src/com/nextbio/drugbank/com/car or in a subdirectory. If that's the case, you have very unconventional package names.