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  1. Maven Dependency Plugin
  2. MDEP-356

maven dependency plugin should use maven 3 dependency resolver, aether



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 2.4, 2.5
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: purge-local-repository
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    • Environment:
      mac os x or linux, maven 3.0.4 (maven 3.0.3 does not have the same behaviour, it fails at removing the local artifacts)


      problem initially described on the maven users mailing list : http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/maven-users/201206.mbox/browser

      Given the attached pom, and using maven 3.0.4 (important, it does not work with 3.0.3, it fails at removing the local artifacts)

      1. do a mvn clean install
      2. then do a mvn org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-dependency-plugin:2.4:purge-local-repository -Dverbose=true -DresolutionFuzziness=version

      it will work as designed, removing javax.servlet:servlet-api:jar:2.5 and net.dahanne.gallery:commons-gallery:jar:2.1.0-SNAPSHOT from your local repo, before re downloading them.
      but, the following message is displayed :

      [WARNING] Missing POM for javax.servlet:servlet-api:jar:2.5
      [WARNING] Missing POM for net.dahanne.gallery:commons-gallery:jar:2.1.0-SNAPSHOT

      It actually means the plugin could not "see" those artifacts in my local repo; it may be related to the fact that dependency plugin does not use aether to resolve the tree.

      Other problems should arise, as mentioned by Stephen Connolly on the mailing list :
      "When I last chatted on this with Benjamin, he left me with the distinct impression that I should not rely on the output of dependency:tree when run on m3 until it has been adapted to query aether's graph more directly"

      The dependency plugin should use the same dependency resolver as maven 3, ie aether.


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          Anthony Dahanne

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                hboutemy Herve Boutemy
                anthony.dahanne Anthony Dahanne
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