ant script annoyances

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Mon Jan 5 12:36:06 PST 2004

On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 06:41:25PM +0100, Herve Quiroz wrote:
> Hi all!
> I'm back from holyday and after a look at my personal TODO list I found
> this issue still opened. Many things have been said on the subject and I
> remember we came quite close to a solution. Unfortunately nothing has
> been done yet. So I will read this thread again and see if we did agree
> on some point in which case I will code it... unless Ernst already
> modified apache-ant BSD run script in port version 1.6.0.

The apache-ant script is still the same (I still delete the lines off
my local /usr/local/bin/ant). My recollection of the thread was that a
few of you wanted to keep the original functionality and wanted the
option to switch between the vanilla-ant and freebsd-enhanced-ant.

My personal preference to is to have a "USE_FREEBSD_EXTENSIONS=no" in
the Makefile of the port, where the installer can redefine to "yes" if
they wish to use the FreeBSD-enhanced version. It's better to have just
one standard (one way or the other) version installed on a box than to
have too many features put into what should be just a simple wrapper

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
  If you're right 90% of the time, why quibble about the remaining 3%?

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