Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

Last modified 17 years ago

#607 closed defect (worksforme)

'ant docbook' fails to generated helptexts for web client

Reported by: Jari Häkkinen Owned by: everyone
Priority: trivial Milestone: BASE 2.3
Component: documentation Version: trunk
Keywords: Cc:


html is generated properly but then the build script stops with the attached message below

ant -version

Apache Ant version 1.6.2 compiled on September 9 2005

    [style] Writing  for appendix(
    [style] Writing  for appendix(
    [style] Writing  for appendix(appendix.otherconfig)
    [style] Writing  for part(appendix)
    [style] Writing  for book(base2_documentation)
   [delete] Deleting: /home/lev/trac/tracs/base/svn_pristine/build/docbook/html/customized.chunked.xsl.tmp
    [style] Processing /home/lev/trac/tracs/base/svn_pristine/build/docbook/html/docbook-ready-file.tmp to /home/lev/trac/tracs/base/svn_pristine/data/helptexts.xml
    [style] Loading stylesheet /home/lev/trac/tracs/base/svn_pristine/lib/docbook/preprocess/webclient_helptext.xsl
    [style] Variable $SGML_CATALOG_FILES not set

/home/lev/trac/tracs/base/svn_pristine/build.xml:1104: Could not create task or type of type: replaceregexp.

Ant could not find the task or a class this task relies upon.

This is common and has a number of causes; the usual 
solutions are to read the manual pages then download and
install needed JAR files, or fix the build file: 
 - You have misspelt 'replaceregexp'.
   Fix: check your spelling.
 - The task needs an external JAR file to execute
     and this is not found at the right place in the classpath.
   Fix: check the documentation for dependencies.
   Fix: declare the task.
 - The task is an Ant optional task and the JAR file and/or libraries
     implementing the functionality were not found at the time you
     yourself built your installation of Ant from the Ant sources.
   Fix: Look in the ANT_HOME/lib for the 'ant-' JAR corresponding to the
     task and make sure it contains more than merely a META-INF/MANIFEST.MF.
     If all it contains is the manifest, then rebuild Ant with the needed
     libraries present in ${ant.home}/lib/optional/ , or alternatively,
     download a pre-built release version from
 - The build file was written for a later version of Ant
   Fix: upgrade to at least the latest release version of Ant
 - The task is not an Ant core or optional task 
     and needs to be declared using <taskdef>.
 - You are attempting to use a task defined using 
    <presetdef> or <macrodef> but have spelt wrong or not 
   defined it at the point of use

Remember that for JAR files to be visible to Ant tasks implemented
in ANT_HOME/lib, the files must be in the same directory or on the

Please neither file bug reports on this problem, nor email the
Ant mailing lists, until all of these causes have been explored,
as this is not an Ant bug.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Martin Svensson, 17 years ago

Works for me on:
Apache Ant version 1.6.5 compiled on January 14 2006
Apache Ant version 1.6.2 compiled on July 16 2004

comment:2 by Nicklas Nordborg, 17 years ago

Priority: criticaltrivial
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed
Summary: 'ant docbook' fails to generated PDF'ant docbook' fails to generated helptexts for web client

The failure happens when generating the help texts for the web client, which is part of the HTML generation. This uses the <replaceregexp> tasks which is an optional task and may require external JAR files to be installed. Try running 'ant -diagnostics' which will print out a lot of information.

comment:3 by Jari Häkkinen, 17 years ago

Milestone: BASE 2.3BASE 2.4

Milestone BASE 2.3 deleted

comment:4 by Jari Häkkinen, 17 years ago

Milestone: BASE 2.4BASE 2.3

Milestone BASE 2.4 deleted

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