command.com is a bit rubbish on windows 9x/ME
Try downloading cygwin, you can then use bash
it doenst work
when executing setup (im in a win98)it gives me a ilegal operation message and closes...
I think this might be a problem with your virus scanner.
Some of the instructions in this link might help
Obviously, you can ignore the bits relating to piptools.
in the build XML it is telling ant to use classic compiler if you commit that part out it will use what ever compiler you have
<!-- property name="build.compiler" value="jikes"/ -->
<!-- property name="build.compiler" value="classic"/ -->
<!-- property name="build.compiler" value="modern"/ -->
Actually, adding tools.jar to your ant script's classpath will fix this problem. By default, I think it looks for:
sun/tools/javac/Main.class for the 'modern' compiler. If it doesn't find it, it barfs with the message you see.
FWIW, I would definitely go with a bash type tool (cygwin is good). cmd really has some challenges.