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  • From: Chris Hyzer <>
  • To: Mary Lohse <>, "GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing" <>
  • Cc: "" <>
  • Subject: RE: [grouper-users] Quick Start Grouper Install
  • Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 16:55:40 +0000
  • Accept-language: en-US

You need ant 1.7+





From: [mailto:] On Behalf Of Mary Lohse
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 12:41 PM
To: GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing
Subject: Re: [grouper-users] Quick Start Grouper Install


Apache Ant version 1.6.5

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 11:36 AM, GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing <> wrote:

Which version of Ant are you using (ant -version)?


--On 28 October 2011 11:32 -0500 Mary Lohse <> wrote:

I am new to Grouper, and never used ant.  After executing the following
to install the Demo Grouper (ant -debug ui), I get the following error:

--- Nested Exception ---
/etc/grouper.quickstart-2.0.0/grouper-ui/build.xml:845: Could not create
task or type of type: propertyfile.

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 'propertyfile'.
   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
     If all it contains is the manifest, then rebuild Ant with the
     libraries present in ${ant.home}/lib/optional/ , or
     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

Thanks in advance for any suggestions,
Mary Lohse
University of Nebraska
409.1 Love Library
Lincoln, NE  68588-0496

GW Brown, IT Services

Mary Lohse
University of Nebraska
409.1 Love Library
Lincoln, NE  68588-0496


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