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how to install ant/tomcat on linux slackware

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I've installed tomcat 2 or 3 times in the past, but I've lost my notes. I'm having trouble getting started. I downloaded apache-tomcat-7.0.23-src.tar.gz, which tells me I need ANT (which I vaguely recall), so I downloaded apache-ant-1.8.2-bin.tar.gz. I un-tarred ant, set ANT_HOME, and added $ANT_HOME/bin to the PATH. Then, as instructed, I ran:

ant -f fetch.xml -Ddest=system

giving me the following output:

Buildfile: /user/util/src/apache-ant-1.8.2/fetch.xml

pick-dest:
     [echo] Downloading to /user/util/src/apache-ant-1.8.2/lib

probe-m2:

download-m2:
     [echo] Downloading to /user/util/src/apache-ant-1.8.2/lib
      [get] Getting: http://ibiblio.org/maven2//org/apache/maven/maven-artifact-ant/2.0.4/maven-artifact-ant-2.0.4-dep.jar
      [get] To: /user/util/src/apache-ant-1.8.2/lib/maven-artifact-ant-2.0.4-dep.jar
      [get] Error opening connection java.io.FileNotFoundException: http://ibiblio.org/maven2//org/apache/maven/maven-artifact-ant/2.0.4/maven-artifact-ant-2.0.4-dep.jar
      [get] Error opening connection java.io.FileNotFoundException: http://ibiblio.org/maven2//org/apache/maven/maven-artifact-ant/2.0.4/maven-artifact-ant-2.0.4-dep.jar
      [get] Error opening connection java.io.FileNotFoundException: http://ibiblio.org/maven2//org/apache/maven/maven-artifact-ant/2.0.4/maven-artifact-ant-2.0.4-dep.jar
      [get] Can't get http://ibiblio.org/maven2//org/apache/maven/maven-artifact-ant/2.0.4/maven-artifact-ant-2.0.4-dep.jar to /user/util/src/apache-ant-1.8.2/lib/maven-artifact-ant-2.0.4-dep.jar

BUILD FAILED
/user/util/src/apache-ant-1.8.2/get-m2.xml:85: Can't get http://ibiblio.org/maven2//org/apache/maven/maven-artifact-ant/2.0.4/maven-artifact-ant-2.0.4-dep.jar to /user/util/src/apache-ant-1.8.2/lib/maven-artifact-ant-2.0.4-dep.jar

Total time: 0 seconds

Apparently, the files needed by the ant build are not to be found? I can't build ANT yet, which means I can't build tomcat. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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