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Why isn't my Ant task resolving ANT_HOME?


I'm trying to use Ant along with Ivy, and am trying to use Ant to do a user-install of ivy. This command works locally (and on the default Ubuntu elastic bamboo image when run as a Script task):

ant -f ${ANT_HOME}/fetch.xml -Ddest=user ivy

But when I try using the Ant build task configured like so:


I keep getting this error in my logs:

Buildfile: ${ANT_HOME}/fetch.xml does not exist!

But I see in the blue log box for the Ant task that ANT_HOME is defined:


I've verified that the fetch.xml file does exist in /opt/apache-ant-1.10.5, so what am I doing wrong?

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Hi @Dov Frankel

Usually, the task body does not resolve variables from the terminal. The variable ANT_HOME does not exist in the Bamboo application variable context. You should be able to find a variable called bamboo_capability_system_builder_ant_<name> where <name>is the label you gave to your ANT capability when creating it. You can find the right variable in your build logs.

Your test works on a script task because the variable you add there is evaluated on the terminal and therefore the variable is available.

Please let me know if that makes sense to you.

Thanks! I was able to use:

${bamboo.capability.system.builder.ant.Ant 1.10}/fetch.xml

 It took a little tinkering to get the naming right, but that worked.

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You are welcome!
I'm glad to see that you can now move forward.

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