Maven Javadoc Plugin
  1. Maven Javadoc Plugin
  2. MJAVADOC-198

AbstractJavadocMojo#getClasspath(..) should use subProject's managedVersionMap


    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.4
    • Fix Version/s: 2.5
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      We had a problem using Eclipse artifacts that contain version qualifiers, e.g. artifact foo version 3.3.0-SomeQualifier is not resolved
      when the dependency version definition uses a version range e.g.:
      <groupId>some Group...</groupId>

      We found a workaround for this described here:
      The workaround is to use maven 2.0.9+ and define concrete versions for the eclipse artifacts in a <dependencyManagement> section of our project, thus overriding the range version definitions in some of the eclipse poms.



      This helped us to build our project without getting version range issues, however when we ran javadoc:javadoc we found out that
      the javadoc dependency resolution does not take into account the <dependencyManagement> section and we still get
      the error:

      An error has occurred in JavaDocs report generation: Couldn't find a version in [3.2.0-v20060603, 3.3.0-v20070426] to match range [3.3.0,4.0.0)

      When we examined the getClasspath(..) method of AbstractJavadocMojo we found out that it uses the ArtifactResolver#resolveTransitively(..)
      method that lacks the "managedVersions" Map parameter.
      We made an according patch to use the method that specifies it, and our problem was solved.

      So the question is whether the usage of the #resolveTransitively(..) that lacks "managedVersions" parameter is intentional or not.
      If there is no problem with it, we would be very happy if you could change this, so that we can successfully use the javadoc plugin in our project.

      Kind Regards,


        Detelin Yordanov created issue -
        Siveton Vincent made changes -
        Field Original Value New Value
        Resolution Fixed [ 1 ]
        Status Open [ 1 ] Closed [ 6 ]
        Fix Version/s 2.5 [ 14120 ]
        Assignee Vincent Siveton [ siveton ]
        Mark Thomas made changes -
        Project Import Sun Apr 05 11:56:47 UTC 2015 [ 1428235007093 ]
        Mark Thomas made changes -
        Workflow jira [ 12722436 ] Default workflow, editable Closed status [ 12762443 ]
        Mark Thomas made changes -
        Patch Submitted Yes [ 10763 ]
        Flags Patch [ 10430 ]
        Mark Thomas made changes -
        Project Import Mon Apr 06 00:11:46 UTC 2015 [ 1428279106587 ]
        Mark Thomas made changes -
        Workflow jira [ 12960113 ] Default workflow, editable Closed status [ 12997000 ]


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            Siveton Vincent
            Detelin Yordanov
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