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From Alex Zhukov <>
Subject RE: Multi-module dependency configuration
Date Fri, 10 Jul 2009 19:06:38 GMT

>>>But I still don't understand why, because A declares both B and C ...

try to run it in debug mode: ant -d your_target_name
it may give you some clue.


> Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 19:37:22 +0100
> Subject: Re: Multi-module dependency configuration
> From:
> To:
> Hmmm, so it appears that when module A (the webapp) declares module B
> (jar) as a dependency then then j2ee.jar (B's dependency) is not
> included. However when I also declare module C (another jar, which is
> also dependent on both module B and the j2ee.jar) as a dependency of A
> then the j2ee.jar starts to get included in A (presumably as a
> transitive depdency, somehow?). But I still don't understand why,
> because A declares both B and C dependencies with
> conf="war->jar;compile->compile" and the j2ee.jar is always listed in
> every ivy.xml with conf="compile->default", which I thought would mean
> it shouldn't be included when using the "war" configuration?
> Sorry if i'm not making much sense. I've been looking at this for too long!
> Cheers,
> Gareth
> On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 7:23 PM, Gareth Western<> wrote:
> >
> > So now the webapp compiles, however the "compile-time-only" jar is
> > still being brought into the webapp's WEB-INF/lib folder somehow. If I
> > use Ivy to generate a dependency report, it says that the jar is
> > required by 3 of the other modules, however in the ivy file for each
> > of those modules the j2ee.jar is specified with
> > conf="compile->default":
> >    <dependency org="j2ee" name="j2ee" rev="1.3.1" conf="compile->default"/>
> > so I don't see how it could be being involved in the "war"
> > configuration from the webapp module.
> >
> > I'm not sure how to explain the whole scenario without attaching all
> > the files involved (there are 5 modules in total, each with a
> > build.xml and ivy.xml). Does anyone have any tips for how to track
> > down exactly what's happening?
> >

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