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From Nicolas Lalevée (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (IVY-1431) Also copy original metadata artifact (e.g. POM) on ivy:install
Date Fri, 01 Nov 2013 23:50:17 GMT

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Nicolas Lalevée commented on IVY-1431:
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And as discussed on the mailing list, an option "installOriginalMetadata" would make things
safer, further more regarding backward compatibility.

> Also copy original metadata artifact (e.g. POM) on ivy:install
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: IVY-1431
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IVY-1431
>             Project: Ivy
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Erwin Tratar
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: patch
>         Attachments: ivy-install-pom.patch
>
>
> Suppose you provide some module, which you are developing with Ivy and that has external
dependencies (or even worse: non publically available dependencies). Then you might want to
publish the module plus all dependencies to a filesystem repository, which then can be redistributed
and which is usable for offline builds. 
> So far, no problem. But if you do not want to or even can't force your consumers to use
Ivy, then while you can create this "offline repository" in Maven layout, it still is not
usable with Maven because the POMs of all your dependencies are missing. While Ivy remembers
them (*.orig Files), they are not used.
> The attached patch will copy the cached original metadata in the install operation if
it's type ends in ".original". Also, the restoring of the OriginArtifact from the Cache is
modified to actually restore the OriginArtifact's orignal Artifact correctly.



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