[Spread-users] [PATCH] Fix XML syntax error in build.xml Ant file

Jonathan Stanton jonathan at cnds.jhu.edu
Mon Sep 30 23:23:46 EDT 2002

On Mon, Sep 30, 2002 at 07:56:42PM -0700, Daniel Rall wrote:
> Daniel Rall <dlr at finemaltcoding.com> writes:
> > When the 3.17.0 source code tarball was rolled, the src.java.dir
> > property was changed to point from the CVS location to the source
> > tarball tree location.  This change introduced a XML syntax error,
> > making it impossible for Ant to build the Java code.  Here's the
> > output of the error:
> ...
> p.s. This type of error highlights the reason why there should be a
> script which automates rolling of a tarball if the CVS layout is going
> to differ from the source tarball layout.
> Shall I put together such a script?

I'd be happy to work with you on it as it would help with automating the
differences between cvs and release, however I'm not sure it would have
avoided this problem, as I did have a set of 'instructions' that I
followed, including the perl script I was sent to modify the build.xml
file so it wasn't a 'typo' by hand, but a 'automated error' :-) Once I fix
the perl script, it should generate the correct entry. 

What I think I'll conclude is that I should release an actual
spread-src-3.xxrc1.tar.gz tar ball and not just a CVS tag for release
candidate testing, so errors in the actual tarball are found prior to
release instead of afterwards. 

Jonathan R. Stanton         jonathan at cs.jhu.edu
Dept. of Computer Science   
Johns Hopkins University    

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