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Ant build after clean not triggering [message #760185] Thu, 01 December 2011 14:56 Go to next message
CG Mising name is currently offline CG Mising nameFriend
Messages: 8
Registered: December 2011
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(Searched to see if anyone else has encountered and fixed this seemingly simple problem but cannot find anyone. I must be doing something wrong....)

Using: Eclipse Version: 3.7.1, build id: M20110909-1335

I boiled down my scenario to the following:

I have a Java project called "dummy" with two files directly under it (i.e. NOT under "src"):

build.xml -- this is an Ant build file
testfile.txt -- a simple text file

Here is build.xml:
--------------------------------------
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project name="dummy" basedir=".">

<!-- Clean up the directory -->
<target name="clean">
<echo message="Cleaning" />
<delete dir="./testfolder"></delete>
</target>

<!-- Make directory process -->
<target name="makeDir">
<echo message="Making" />
<mkdir dir="./testfolder" />
</target>

<!-- Copy file process -->
<target name="copy" depends="makeDir">
<echo message="Copying" />
<copy file="testfile.txt" tofile="./testfolder/testfile.txt" overwrite="true"/>
</target>

</project>
-----------------------------------------------

I've brought up the project properties and made a new Ant builder (called "New_Builder") and ordered it first (i.e. before the Java Builder, which in this example has nothing to build since there is no source code in my dummy project). It has these characteristics:

-- The "Main" tab has the "Buildfile" pointing to build.xml
-- The "Refresh" tab has the "Refresh resources upon completion" checked, with "The entire workspace" selected.
-- The "Targets" tab has the following settings:
* After a "Clean": copy
* Manual Build: copy
* Auto Build: <nothing>
* During a "Clean": clean

My problem:
When I clean this project with "Build Automatically" enabled, the build step (i.e. "copy") does not automatically follow. I can clean all day, but nothing gets built until I perform a "Build Project" - then I see both my "makeDir" and "copy" targets being executed.

In Eclipse 3.6 and earlier, this worked fine: the clean would trigger the build (i.e. "makeDir" followed by "copy").

What's going on? Is this a bug / new behavior with Eclipse 3.7, or am I missing something?

Thanks
Re: Ant build after clean not triggering [message #760679 is a reply to message #760185] Sun, 04 December 2011 07:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Javak  is currently offline Javak Friend
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Registered: November 2011
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Hello, I think the order is wrong, the New_Builder should be after the Java Builder because you specify targets will be run after clean, build.
Re: Ant build after clean not triggering [message #760877 is a reply to message #760679] Mon, 05 December 2011 13:57 Go to previous message
CG Mising name is currently offline CG Mising nameFriend
Messages: 8
Registered: December 2011
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Tried it -- no difference in behavior. But thanks for the idea!
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