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From "Xavier Hanin (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (IVY-387) Absolute and relative path
Date Mon, 01 Sep 2008 08:39:44 GMT

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Xavier Hanin commented on IVY-387:
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Your proposition makes sense. We can allow relative paths in settings only for properties
and file inclusion. All other paths (in resolvers, cache, or wherever) must be absolute, we
fail settings loading if they aren't. If a plugin really wants to accept relative path, it
will have to use a String attribute instead of a File attribute, and convert it to a File
itself.

What do other think of this solution?

> Absolute and relative path
> --------------------------
>
>                 Key: IVY-387
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IVY-387
>             Project: Ivy
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.4.1
>            Reporter: Gilles Scokart
>            Assignee: Gilles Scokart
>             Fix For: 2.0-RC1
>
>
> There are a few of issues in Jira concerning absolute and relative path.  Currently all
the path are resolved relatively to the execution.
> The different issues are :
> - includes in the ivyconf files (IVY-372)
> - properties in the ivyconf files (IVY-89)
> - include configurations in the ivy files (IVY-347) In all case, the path should be resolved
relatively to the including file, and not relatively to the current execution task.
> There is also at least an other issue concerning the path resulutiion in ant task parameter
(IVY-232).
> I think all those problems should be fixed together in order to keep ivy more consistent.
 However, there is a backward compatibility issue: some projects (for which it is required
to launch the build from the base directory) rely on the fact that ivy use path relative to
the current execution directory.  And if they reference files that are not in the base directory,
the change will break their build.
> The first project in that case is ivy itself! Try 'ant -f ivy/build.xml test' and you
will see plenty of test failing.
> Comment from Xavier on the mailing list :
> What could be done is have a single setting somewhere saying if relative paths resolution
should be done in backward compatible mode, or new mode. The default could even be new mode,
if it's clearly documented.

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