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From "David Sills" <>
Subject RE: Question about excludes
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2011 10:21:21 GMT

Many thanks for the replies. The force="true" idea didn't work (the
manager wasn't listening, I guess), but the override did.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Brown [] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: Question about excludes

I think you can use Override to force the transitive dependency to the
higher version.

~Sent from my mobile device. Please pardon any oddities :-)

On Jul 27, 2011, at 4:18 AM, David Sills <>

> All:
> I have a project that has a dependency on slf4j. I'm generally using
> 1.6.1 (with my own patch to fix a bug), but one of my dependencies has
> transitive dependency on 1.5.6. I cannot figure out how to get rid of
> this JAR file in the ivyIDE container. I am trying this:
> <exclude org="org.slf4j" module="com.springsource.slf4j.api"
> artifact="com.springsource.slf4j.api-1.5.6.jar" matcher="exact"/>
> The org and module correspond exactly to how the offending JAR file is
> stored in my repository. I know I have to be missing something, but I
> simply can't see it. Does anyone?
> I have tried:
> <exclude org="org.slf4j" module="com.springsource.slf4j.api"/>
> But of course that removes all versions of the JAR file, even the one
> want to keep. Can someone explain why there is not a "rev" attribute
> the exclude element? It would seem logical - don't take this revision
> the library.
> Thanks!
> David Sills

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