I've been developing an Ant build file for a large-ish base of existing code. I've been using my Mac as the primary devleopment platform, but the ultimate target (for the other developers) is Windows. My task to build the javadocs runs fine on OS X, but the first time I rant it on Windows, I got the following:
c:\demo\build.xml:180: Javadoc failed: java.io.IOException: Cannot run program "c:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0\bin\javadoc.exe": CreateProcess error=87, The parameter is incorrect
After about 10 minutes of Googling, I found a/the simple solution: add the useexternalfile attribute to the javadoc task in Ant. Voila , back in business, on the PC at least, and it didn't seem to break the build on the Mac.