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From David Goblirsch <>
Subject Re: Newbie: How to skip publish to local repository
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2009 23:54:34 GMT
Mitch Gitman wrote:
> David, forgive me beforehand for answering your question (A) with another
> question and then (B) by sidestepping it.
> Could you clarify what you mean by "local repository"? I think in the usual
> Ivy parlance, this means local to an individual developer's machine. Do you
> mean local to your machine or do you mean a shared/enterprise repository?
I mean local to my mahine, and I am not using a continuous integration 
server (yet).
> Now, if you're talking an Ivy repository that is local to your machine, then
> you already have control over which Ant targets you're calling. So whenever
> you need to do a build for your own sake, you just avoid calling the target
> that does ivy:publish, up until you need to publish to your local
> repository.

Yes, true. But I just added a use of Ant's <uptodate> task that allows 
me to re-call with publish and have it
do nothing with no changes, i.e., like javac, it does nothing if its 
dependencies are up to date.

Thank you for your detailed response!

> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 2:31 PM, David Goblirsch <
>> wrote:
>> If I have no changes to my source code or ivy.xml, my build will do nothing
>> EXCEPT that the "publish" task still wants to push them to the local
>> repository.
>> In order to get the build to not fail, I have to set overwrite to "true".
>> My guess is I am missing something here. My "publish" task depends on the
>> "jar" task since I want
>> to publish to my local repository any newly updated jar. But with no
>> changes, "compile" does nothing,
>> "jar" does nothing, but "publish" does anyway. How do you get the publish
>> task to
>> do nothing if the artifact and the ivy file have not changed??
>> Thanks.

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