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From "Gilles Scokart" <>
Subject Re: How To Get Module Dependency List
Date Sat, 20 Sep 2008 11:00:22 GMT
An ordered list in ant is a path.  Try thus to use cachepath [1]
Now, to do what you finally want to achieve (trigger build of
dependencies first), you might better play with a settings that use
triggers [2].


2008/9/18 Mark Melvin <>:
> Hi,
> Someone please correct me if I am wrong - but I don't see any way to
> simply get a reference to an ordered list of dependencies (using Ant).
>  I see there is the ivy:buildlist task, but this assumes you have all
> of your dependencies available in a directory somewhere.  I would like
> to get this information just by doing a resolve.  I tried using this
> task with the cache, like so:
>    <ivy:cachefileset organisation="" module="myModule"
> inline="true" setid="deps.fileset"/>
>    <ivy:buildlist reference="build-path" skipbuildwithoutivy="true">
>        <fileset refid="deps.fileset"/>
>    </ivy:buildlist>
> But this finds nothing because the path to the ivy.xml files is
> non-standard in the cache.  Fine, I change it like so:
>    <ivy:buildlist reference="build-path" skipbuildwithoutivy="true"
> ivyfilepath="../ivys/ivy.xml">
>        <fileset refid="deps.fileset"/>
>    </ivy:buildlist>
> But that isn't going to work either - because the ivy files are stored
> in the cache with the version number encoded in the filename.  And it
> looks like the 'ivyfilepath' attribute does not accept any sort of
> patterns.  I can get it to work if I hard-code the versioned filename
> in the cache into the 'ivyfilepath' attribute - but that obviously is
> not a solution moving forward.
> So - perhaps I should explain what I am trying to do.  I just want to
> get an ordered list of module names according to the transitive
> dependencies.  This should be doable as the information is all there
> after a resolve.  So if A depends on B depends on C, I just want to
> get back "A, B, C".  The reason I want this is if I want to build A, I
> want to walk the dependencies and trigger remote project builds in the
> correct order (C, then B, then A).
> Short of actually parsing the ivy files directly in the cache - is
> there any way to do this?  This seems like a relatively basic thing to
> do - but I don't see an easy way to do it.  Hopefully I am just
> missing something obvious.
> Thanks,
> Mark.

Gilles Scokart

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