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From Nicolas Lalevée <>
Subject Re: Problems with "Resolve Dependencies in workspace"
Date Sat, 09 Oct 2010 18:33:53 GMT

Le 9 oct. 2010 à 18:26, Chris Geer a écrit :

> Ya, I've read all the docs. Everything looks like it should work (and some
> things do work), it just doesn't. 

Then the next step is to look into the Ivy console in Eclipse to see why Ivy is choosing a
version rather than another.


> Nicolas Lalevée wrote:
>> Le 9 oct. 2010 à 00:00, Chris Geer a écrit :
>>> I have about 20 projects all building with ant and ivy just fine from the
>>> command line. I just imported them into eclipse and with "Resolve
>>> Dependencies in Workspace" turn OFF everything works great. All the
>>> dependencies are pulled in from the local repository and no errors. I
>>> would
>>> like to avoid having to publish/resolve every time I make a change to a
>>> project and make use of the Eclipse project links if possible however
>>> every
>>> time I turn on "Resolve Dependencies in Workspace" my projects suddenly
>>> can't find their linkages.
>>> Symptoms
>>> - Lots of "Unresolved reference" errors saying it can't find classes
>>> - When I enable the "Resolve Dependencies in workspace" feautre and watch
>>> the progress bar it seems like it doesn't take the dependencies into
>>> account
>>> when it re-builds the projects (don't know if that's an issue).
>>> Reasons why I think it should work
>>> - Some projects resolve just fine, some don't. For example, lets say I
>>> have
>>> project A, B and C. Both A and B are dependent on C. A will resolve C
>>> just
>>> fine but B will throw errors
>>> - Even on the projects with problems, if I expand the Ivy classpath
>>> container, I see the correct projects listed. So going on my example
>>> above,
>>> if I looked in project B I would see project C listed as a dependency
>>> however it will still say it can't find it.
>>> - If I edit a java file in project B (the one with problems) and start
>>> typing an import statement, auto-complete will show the classes from
>>> project
>>> C. As soon as I finish the statement it will underline it red and say it
>>> can't find it.
>>> - As soon as I turn off "Resolve Dependencies in workspace" all the
>>> errors
>>> go away.
>>> Any thoughts?
>> The workspace resolver is considering the ivy.xml files in you eclipse
>> projects as a real repository, so they need to be complete enough to make
>> the transitive resolve work, thing that doesn't happen in Ant. When
>> building in Ant the ivy.xml in your project is just the root of the
>> dependencies.
>> Have you check this doc ?
>> As wrote Levi, there is the dynamic resolve mode to setup too in your
>> ivysettings. I'll add it to the doc.
>> Nicolas
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