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From John Heitmann <>
Subject Re: Build error with maven2.0.4
Date Fri, 11 Aug 2006 09:53:25 GMT
I installed an instance of proximity (http:// for my team to help deal  
with flaky external repositories. It's a pretty nice tool, and it  
makes the download phase very fast when the projects are found in the  

Also, like Jason says, once I trimmed down the number of repositories  
used it also made general build stability increase a notch or two.  
I'm not sure about the 4.1 branch, but all the 4.0 branch of activemq  
seems need is a single non-snapshot maven2 mirror. You can even chop  
out the entire plugin repository section (those cause it to pull from  
snapshot repos so it can cause flakiness at times).


On Aug 11, 2006, at 1:43 AM, Jason Dillon wrote:

> Might be something else going on...
> I have been using bootstrap in Geronimo quite often now, and the  
> first thing it does is nuke ~/.m2/repository to ensure that a clean  
> install will work.
> Granted sometimes m2 freakes... but it should be able to dl  
> everything in one shot if the planets align and the gods favor you.
> I'd recommend limiting your dependence on external repos as much as  
> possible... where possible that is.  Defs limit the number of  
> repos, and with m2, try to avoid using m1 repos... and where needed  
> only list that m1 repo in specific modules that need m1 artifacts.
> You *should* be able to get a clean build from one mvn... if this  
> ends up painful for folks lemme know and I can peek at your build.
> Cheers,
> --jason
> On Aug 11, 2006, at 1:17 AM, James Strachan wrote:
>> On 8/11/06, Jason Dillon <> wrote:
>>> Huh?  Sounds kinda fishy to me... m2 should be able to download
>>> everything in one shot... assuming that network connectivity is  
>>> good.
>>> Are you guys seeing this often?
>> Yes - I've seen this quite a bit. its usually the repo that hosts a
>> jar having a bad day. Sometimes takes a few goes to get everything.
>> e.g. if you trash your entire ~/.m2/repository and do a build it  
>> often
>> takes a couple of goes.
>> -- 
>> James
>> -------

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