The Java EE 6 Tutorial, Volume I

Apache Ant

Ant is a Java technology-based build tool developed by the Apache Software Foundation (, and is used to build, package, and deploy the tutorial examples. To run the tutorial examples, you need Ant 1.7.1. If you do not already have Ant 1.7.1, you can install it from the Update Tool that is part of the Enterprise Server.

ProcedureTo Obtain Apache Ant

  1. Start the Update Tool.

    • From the command line, type the command updatetool.

    • On a Windows system, select the following:

      Start -> All Programs -> Java EE 6 SDK -> Start Update Tool

  2. Expand the GlassFish v3 node.

  3. Select the Available Add-ons node.

  4. From the list, select the Apache Ant Build Tool checkbox.

  5. Click Install.

  6. Accept the license agreement.

    After installation, Apache Ant appears in the list of installed components. The tool is installed in the as-install-parent/ant directory.

Next Steps

To use the ant command, add as-install/ant/bin to your PATH environment variable.