Al-Mothafar Al-Mothafar - 1 year ago 350
Java Question

Play framework build dist file, or any old commands (clean compile stage) with activator 1.3.10 for windows

I'm trying to update my activator launcher for my play framework app from older versions to latest one, I was using versions from 1.3.6 to 1.3.8 without any issues with running commands like the following:

ACTIVATOR_BIN_PATH> activator clean compile stage dist

But I tried to use the latest version 1.3.10 its not working, its says something like:

The system cannot find the file [PROJECT_PATH]\play-java\bin\..\conf\sbtconfig.txt.
Did not detect an activator project in this directory.
- activator
Load an existing project (has to be executed from the project directory)
or print this help message if no project is found

- activator ui
Open the project in the UI if executed from an existing project
directory, otherwise open a project-creation UI.

- activator new [project-name] [template-name]
Create a new project, prompting for project-name if missing and helping you
find a template if template-name is not provided.

- activator list-templates
Fetch the latest template list and print it to the console.

You can donwload activators (1.3.8-minimal) and (1.3.10-minimal), for 1.3.10 donwnload (scala-sbt) and then, apply fixes provided here : Warning message running Play 2.5.2

Then you can start first project for both activators:

activator new my-first-app play-java

My plugin.sbt:

addSbtPlugin("" % "sbt-plugin" % "2.5.3")

addSbtPlugin("com.typesafe.sbt" % "sbt-play-enhancer" % "1.1.0")

addSbtPlugin("com.typesafe.sbt" % "sbt-play-ebean" % "3.0.1")

addSbtPlugin("com.github.mmizutani" % "sbt-play-gulp" % "0.1.1")

Answer Source

For now I found some kind of solution for it, moved the activator from bin folder one step back to [PROJECT_PATH] , and changes some lines

changes valued for BIN_DIRECTORYand ACTIVATOR_HOME from:

for %%d in (%BIN_DIRECTORY%) do set ACTIVATOR_HOME=%%~dpd


for %%d in (%BIN_DIRECTORY%) do set ACTIVATOR_HOME=%~dp0

and SBT_HOME to :


and FN to :

set FN=%SBT_HOME%\conf\sbtconfig.txt

For Linux version (bash), changed sbt_home to this:

declare -r sbt_home="$(realpath "$(dirname "$(realpath "$0")")")"

And seems now its working.

Not really sure if there is a way to fix it without move the activator out of bin, since Linux version seems still working well inside bin, but the windows does not.

But this solution works for now anyway.

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