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From "Mark Melvin" <>
Subject Re: How To Get Module Dependency List
Date Sat, 20 Sep 2008 11:45:22 GMT
Thanks for the tip, Gilles.  I will have a look into triggers next, I guess.

I appreciate the response.

On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 7:00 AM, Gilles Scokart <> wrote:
> 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].
> [1]
> [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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