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Installing ANT on Ubuntu

Hi All,

Installing ANT on Ubuntu is fairly very simple. All We have to do is to open the terminal window. And simply run the below command.

sudo apt-get -u install ant

Once you run the command You will be prompted for the admin password and the installation begin.. Once Done simply type ANT in the terminal..

Hope this Helps.

R Vashi

Categories: Apache Ant, Ubuntu
  1. ayola
    November 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I get an error message saying “Unable to locate tools.jar. Expected to find it in /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/lib/tools.jar”

    • ®V
      November 20, 2010 at 3:48 am


      do you have jdk installed in your ubuntu OS.

      Verify in the below steps:

      1. open terminal

      2. type “java -version” and press enter. if you are able to see the JDK version information then use the below 3rd step otherwise go to step 4.

      3. Set JAVA_HOME into environment variable, Copy following statement and append to /etc/profile or .bashrc file, make system set JAVA_HOME into system environment variable.
      export JAVA_HOME=”/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-;”

      4 You need to setup JDK. Open the terminal, and type the below command.
      apt-get install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-jre
      Once installation done, you can perform the step 3 to set the java_home.

      Hope this helps

      R Vashi

      • November 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

        Thank you for the explaination

  2. vivek
    November 16, 2011 at 7:05 am

    in my terminal apt-get -u install ant give some warning (libjaxp1.3-java libxerces2-java ant libgcj-common gcj-4.4-base libgcj10 libgcj-bc ant-gcj ant-optional ant-optional-gcj
    gcj-4.4-jre-lib) after that give this type of error (Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main libjaxp1.3-java 1.3.04-5ubuntu3
    407 Proxy Authentication Required ( The ISA Server requires authorization to fulfill the request. Access to the Web Proxy service is denied. )

  3. vivek
    November 16, 2011 at 10:28 am

    i am try but it will give 407 error….

    • ®V
      November 26, 2011 at 8:49 am

      Hi Vivek,

      Apologies was just away for few days and couldn’t saw your comment.. Please let me know if your prob is still there..

  4. Binu Kavumkal
    August 4, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Excellent worked very well in Ubunu11.10

  5. Minakshi
    December 28, 2012 at 7:02 am

    I have install Ant 1.8.2 successfully using sudo apt-get -u install ant command.

    but it gives error when I try to open it by typing ANT in terminal
    error: Buildfile: build.xml does not exist!
    Build failed

    whats going wrong here..
    plz help.

    • ®V
      December 29, 2012 at 6:16 am

      The moment you run the “ANT” command it looks for BUILD.XML(ant script) at same location, Please make sure you have the same before running that.

      Hope this helps.

  6. aaa
    February 6, 2013 at 7:41 am

    when i try to install ant with the command(sudo apt-get-u install ant)
    , its saying command not found

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