User usageFrom a user perspective AntInstall is similar to many other installers. Start the installer, click OK to the licenses. The user is presented with screens in which to enter text or select from the available options.
To use Antinstaller you must have Java. It is possible that the installer may be repackaged with Java but generally AntInstaller will assume Java is installed. You must also have the JAVA_HOME environment variable set to install from a script.
UnixUn pack the gz.tar file to a temporary directory and run the
WindowsUnzip the installation file and double click on the
UnixIf the installer is delivered as a single file with the extension
WindowsIf installing an application with a single Jar file you should be able to just double click on the file in Explorer. If you have registered additional applications to opens Jars, right moust click and select "open with" "javaw".
Re-InstallingFor normal applications, or situations where Ant is not installed, re-running the installer is a case of repeating the instructions above and entering the values again.
If you are using AntInstaller for server installations or as a front end for a build process, you may it may be usefull to repeat an installation without entering the values again. Ensure the installer is installed with the debug flag set to true and use the scripted install. If you have Ant installed you can navigate to the root directory of the install and just run Ant. Ant will pick up the
There are three things to bear in mind.
Firstly, passwords are not stored in the properties file so you will have to edit the file and set the passwords in plain text (and take responibility for security of the file).
Secondly you should ensure that you run the same targets as were run last time the installer was run this can be done by appending the targets to the ant command when running from the command line.
Finally, when creating the