Thank you very much for the patch.
Ant properties can be overridden from the command line, this is
preferable since it avoids a patch. The syntax is 'ant -Dfoo=bar', here
is an example with the zookeeper package:
For CDBS based packages additional Ant properties can be specified in
debian/rules with the DEB_ANT_ARGS variable.
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