Bamboo remote agent build fails with JAVA exception.

My Bamboo remote agent is running in CentOS 64 bit. While executing the build for remote agent it fails with the following exception:

Starting to build 'ABCDEF-Remote - Remote Agent'

... running command line: /usr/bin/ant -f /home/user/bamboo-agent-home/xml-data/build-dir/ABCDEF-REMOTE/protected/tests/build.xml build

... in : /home/user/bamboo-agent-home/xml-data/build-dir/ABCDEF-REMOTE

... using java.home: /usr

... using extra environment variables: ANT_HOME=/usr/share/ant

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/tools/ant/launch/Launcher

Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:


at Method)


at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(

at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(

at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(

Could not find the main class: Program will exit.

If I execute the remote agent command line directly in a shell on the CentOS machine running remote bamboo agent

/usr/bin/ant -f /home/user/bamboo-agent-home/xml-data/build-dir/ABCDEF-REMOTE/protected/tests/build.xml build,

the build works fine. Bamboo server is running in Windows server 32bit. Any pointer will be appreciated.


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I am thinking perhpas I should send the build command to bamboo remote agent as a shell command:

/bin/sh /usr/bin/ant -f /home/user/bamboo-agent-home/xml-data/build-dir/ABCDEF-REMOTE/protected/tests/build.xml build

At present Ant builder path for this remote agent is /usr .


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If you run

export ANT_HOME=/usr/share/ant

/usr/bin/ant -f /home/user/bamboo-agent-home/xml-data/build-dir/ABCDEF-REMOTE/protected/tests/build.xml build

Does it still work?


Thanks for your response.

As mentioned I can execute the above command locally in the CentOs machine running Bamboo remote agent and it runs fine.

In the remote agent machine

echo $ANT_HOME


Issue here is when a build is triggered from the Bamboo server to the remote agent

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