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  1. Maven Archetype
  2. ARCHETYPE-283

archetype:generate does not use <localRepository> in settings.xml when looking for archetype-catalog.xml

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0-alpha-4
    • Fix Version/s: 3.0.0
    • Component/s: None
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      Windows XP, Maven 2.2.1, maven-archetype-plugin 2.0-alpha4

      Description

      'mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=local' always looks in ~/.m2/archetype-catalog.xml i.e. it will always look in the USER_HOME/archetype-catalog.xml regardless of whether the local repository location has been overridden in the settings.xml.

      You can verify this by deleting your archetype-catalog.xml in your home directory and creating a new one in a different directory - which you then specify in settings.xml e.g.:

      <localRepository>D:\differentrepo</localRepository>

      This will not pick up the archetype when running 'mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=local'. Now copy a valid archetype catalog to your home directory e.g. ~/.m2/archetype-catalog.xml and run 'mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=local' and you will see it is not using the localRepository from the settings.xml but somewhere it is hardcoded to use the user's home directory /.m2/.

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            • Assignee:
              rfscholte Robert Scholte
              Reporter:
              christos444 ChristopherC
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