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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Getting Play2.0.x to work with Git Bash on Windows

I unzipped play2.0.4 and created a PLAY_HOME variable. I also made sure to add PLAY_HOME to my PATH variable.

nxp10009@NXL01366 /c/development/play-2.0.4
$ echo $PLAY_HOME

When I tried to run play from the Git Bash shell I ran into below exception. In the past I didn't bother that much and just used the DOS shell as a workaround. But I like to work from one shell only so time to look for a solution.
nxp10009@NXL01366 /c/workspaces/scala
$ play
Error during sbt execution: Could not find configuration file 'c:/development/play-2.0.4/framework/sbt/play.boot.properties'.  Searched:

Luckily someone created a patch to resolve this issue. You can download the gist and unzip it to some folder. It will contain a file named play_cgywin.patch. So it's matter of applying the patch from within Git Bash. It will log an error but play will work nonetheless.
nxp10009@NXL01366 /c/development/play-2.0.4
$ patch -p1 < c:/tmp/play_cygwin.patch
patching file `framework/build'
Hunk #1 FAILED at 8.
1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to framework/build.rej
patching file `play'

nxp10009@NXL01366 /c/workspaces/scala
$ play
Getting play console_2.9.1 2.0.4 ...
:: retrieving :: org.scala-sbt#boot-app
        confs: [default]
        5 artifacts copied, 0 already retrieved (3667kB/83ms)
       _            _
 _ __ | | __ _ _  _| |
| '_ \| |/ _' | || |_|
|  __/|_|\____|\__ (_)
|_|            |__/

play! 2.0.4, http://www.playframework.org

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