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  2. MNG-4530

Add alias feature for moved/renamed dependencies

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    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Incomplete
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Dependencies
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      Description

      There should be an option to link multiple dependency groupId/artifactIds so that the dependency resolver knows they refer to the same artifact. There are many dependencies that get renamed to a new groupId/artifactId. This causes problems because many times the old groupId/artifactId is still pulled in transitively from other projects. Currently, the only way to do this is with a tedious combination of <excludes> tags and enforcer rules. It would be much simpler if there were a mechanism in the pom and dependency manager to treat two IDs as the same dependency.

      <dependency>
        <groupId>org.mycomp</groupId>
        <artifactId>log4j</groupId>
        <version>1.0</version>
        <aliases>
          <alias>
            <groupId>log4j</groupId>
            <artifactId>log4j</artifactId>
          <alias>
        </aliases>
      <dependency>
      

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          • Assignee:
            Unassigned
            Reporter:
            Paul Gier
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