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  1. Maven Help Plugin
  2. MPH-53

mvn help:describe returns the version that is specified in metadata instead of the one in the parent pom

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    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • 2.0.1
    • 3.0.0
    • describe
    • None
    • windows xp
      tested with mvn 2.0.8 & 2.0.9

    Description

      mvn help:describe returns a different version than mvn help:effective-pom returns:

      > mvn help:describe -Dplugin=surefire
      
      ...
      [INFO] [help:describe]
      [INFO] Plugin: 'org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-surefire-plugin:2.2'
      -----------------------------------------------
      Group Id:  org.apache.maven.plugins
      Artifact Id: maven-surefire-plugin
      Version:     2.2
      Goal Prefix: surefire
      

      However, when I run mvn help:effective-pom

      I get

      ...
          <pluginManagement>
            <plugins>
              <plugin>
                <artifactId>maven-surefire-plugin</artifactId>
                <version>2.4.3</version>
                <configuration>
                  <testFailureIgnore>true</testFailureIgnore>
                  <includes>
                    <include>**/*Test.java</include>
                  </includes>
                  <format>html</format>
                </configuration>
              </plugin>
            </plugins>
          </pluginManagement>
      ...
      

      My pom structure is quite simple: just a parent pom.xml with the pluginmanagement section as above and a child pom using that. I have tested with both maven 2.0.8 and 2.0.9.

      See the discussion here: http://www.nabble.com/Wrong-output-of-mvn-help%3Adescribe--td19168212.html

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