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  1. Maven
  2. MNG-3354

mvn.bat incorrectly detects OS on Windows NT or XP with Novell login

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.8
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0.9, 3.0-alpha-1
    • Component/s: Command Line
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    • Flags:
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      Description

      On Windows NT or XP with Novell Client Login mvn.bat incorrectly selects OS as Win9x, because Novell sets OS environment variable to WINNT instead of Windows_NT.
      As a result it processes command line arguments as in windows 9x, what is very inconvenient because all arguments with = (equals) sign must be quoted on command line. For example -DdownloadSources=true must be quoted as "-DdownloadSources=true".

      The reason for such behaviour is that mvn.bat checks in several places if "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" and this statement yields false on windows with novell login. On winnt with novell login OS is set to WINNT instead of Windows_NT.

      I attached corrected mvn.bat and mvnDebug.bat that check additionally for "%OS%"=="WINNT".

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        1. mvn.bat
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          Jaroslaw Bojar
        2. mvnDebug.bat
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          Jaroslaw Bojar

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            • Assignee:
              jdcasey John Casey
              Reporter:
              jarr Jaroslaw Bojar
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