Resolution: Won't Fix
Affects Version/s: 2.0
Fix Version/s: None
I specified the localRepository in settings.xml like this:
Using a file URL is apparently valid for artifacts which are only downloaded.
However, when a dependency is to be expanded to .unpacked-modules, a file URL leads to failure.
The dependency is unpacked to the directory where mvn was started.
The console output shows this line:
[INFO] Expanding: c:\.m2\repository\com\company\project\activemq-cpp\2.1.3_02\activemq-cpp-2.1.3_02-win32.zip into null
Debug output is attached, look for outputDirectory.
The problem here is an inconsistency in treating a file URL; it is correctly used by some modules, but incorrectly by others.
1. Accept file URLs everywhere (preferred)
2. Don't accept file URLs anywhere and fail cleanly when file URL is encountered
3. Document clearly in which format the path is to be given