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Bug 157692 - Latest patches modify build-impl.xml, setting path to "/does/not/exist"
Latest patches modify build-impl.xml, setting path to "/does/not/exist"
Product: java
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Project
All All
: P2 (vote)
: 6.x
Assigned To: Jesse Glick
: 158531 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 137060
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Reported: 2009-01-30 22:32 UTC by Nathan Fiedler
Modified: 2009-05-07 08:14 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT

JSwat installer project that demonstrates the issue (204.43 KB, application/x-compressed)
2009-02-24 19:26 UTC, Nathan Fiedler

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Description Nathan Fiedler 2009-01-30 22:32:03 UTC
After installing the latest module updates to NetBeans 6.5, when I open my Java projects the build-impl.xml script is
modified, such that the empty "sourcepath" setting in the javac macrodef is changed to "/does/not/exist". Fine, but this
now generates warning messages every time I build my projects. This is not good.
Comment 1 Jiri Prox 2009-02-03 15:57:40 UTC
This is side effect of issue 137060
Comment 2 Jan Jancura 2009-02-11 08:44:32 UTC
I have no warnings building my projects. Can you specify type of warnings, and your project configuration?
Comment 3 Nathan Fiedler 2009-02-11 18:30:45 UTC
Someone changed something in our project settings and now the placeholder path is not being inserted into our build
files. Creating a new Java project shows the placeholder, but building does not indicate any warnings. I have no idea
what happened. All I can say is multiple members of our team experienced this issue, but now it's gone. Closing as not
Comment 4 malfunction84 2009-02-11 19:10:12 UTC
The same thing happened to me.  It was happening, and now it's not.  The path is now "${web.docbase.dir}" where it was
"/does/not/exist" before.  Why wasn't it ${web.docbase.dir} to begin with?  I'm not sure.  Possibly because I had been
changing that value in the Project Properties dialog, and the default path didn't exist (I had deleted it before).

Issue 158342 may be related...
Comment 5 Marian Mirilovic 2009-02-15 22:25:49 UTC
*** Issue 158531 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 malfunction84 2009-02-16 03:35:51 UTC
I should note that at the time I built my project and got this warning, that property *was* defined in the Project's
Properties.  It's just that the build-impl.xml file didn't reflect that.
Comment 7 Nathan Fiedler 2009-02-24 18:53:29 UTC
This is happening to me for a Java project. I don't know why it happens for some and not for others, but I can tell you
that it *is* happening and it *does* generate a compiler warning when you build the project. This needs investigation.
Comment 8 malfunction84 2009-02-24 19:06:41 UTC
nlfiedler, can you attach your project?
Comment 9 Nathan Fiedler 2009-02-24 19:26:12 UTC
Created attachment 77316 [details]
JSwat installer project that demonstrates the issue
Comment 10 Jesse Glick 2009-02-24 20:20:57 UTC
If you use -Xlint then you will get this warning. It is harmless; /does/not/exist is used intentionally as, well, a path
which does not exist. Just add -Xlint:-path. Probably j2seproject's build-impl.xml should add this to compiler options
automatically, since path lint is not useful for javac invoked from Ant anyway.
Comment 11 Jesse Glick 2009-03-18 20:00:18 UTC
Reported to cause build errors for those using -Xlint:all -Werror in compiler options.

Suggestion: add to build-impl.xml somewhere (I guess in -init-macrodef-javac):

<property name="empty.dir" location="${build.dir}/empty"/>
<delete dir="${empty.dir}" quiet="true"/>
<mkdir dir="${empty.dir}"/>

and then use ${empty.dir} in place of /does/not/exist. I think that would also keep issue #137060 fixed while
eliminating the warning.
Comment 12 malfunction84 2009-03-18 20:32:33 UTC
So if I understand the issue correctly, you must define a default sourcepath for the javac task so it won't attempt to
compile source files included in .jar files.  Previously, it was a path which does not exist, but that was causing
problems, so the proposal is to make it an empty path which does exist.

I don't understand why that needs to be an empty path, though.  Why can't it be ${src.dir}?
Comment 13 pgebauer 2009-04-08 13:59:39 UTC
The status whiteboard "65fixes4-candidate" has been removed.
At this time our proactive patches for the NetBeans 6.5.x IDE have concluded.

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Comment 14 Jiri Kovalsky 2009-05-05 15:53:37 UTC
Jesse, would you be willing to fix this?
Comment 15 Jesse Glick 2009-05-05 18:59:04 UTC
core-main #6ea25133eb28
Comment 16 Quality Engineering 2009-05-07 08:14:53 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *200905070201* on (upload may still be in progress)
User: Jesse Glick <>
Log: #157692: do not use /does/not/exist as javac -Xlint -Werror rejects it. Create build/empty instead.

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