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From Brett Porter <>
Subject Re: how to populate my local archiva repo with the contents of a maven2 repo I downloaded via wget
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2008 01:50:21 GMT
Taking a copy of someone else's repo is definitely the "hard way".

Archiva is configured out of the box to proxy files on demand. So  
let's say you started a new instance of Archiva on http://defiant/archiva/

You should be able to use this:

> <ibiblio name="mavenProxy" m2compatible="true" usepoms="true"
>     root="http://defiant/archiva/repository/internal/" pattern="$ 
> {artifact.pattern}" />

You should find that this will copy the files you need from to Archiva on the fly.


On 23/11/2008, at 10:52 PM, Andrew Marlow wrote:

> hello,
> I am new to archiva and I am struggling. It seems really hard to set  
> things up so that my ant build with ivy will work. I can only get it  
> to work when I tell ivy that the repo is an established maven2 mirror.
> I want to have my own repo mgd by archiva. I tried setting one by  
> hand but I couldn't get it to work and even if I could, it would be  
> really tedious to set up every pom and jar by hand. Not to mention  
> that to do so would involve having all the poms and jars so that  
> they could be uploaded to archiva in the first place. So I thought I  
> would use wget to download a complete repo from  
> This download eventually completed and all the  
> poms and jars were there. I configured apache so that the repo was  
> available via my local web server. I can browse this repo just fine.  
> I then changed my ivy config to point to these pages using this  
> directive:
>   <ibiblio name="mavenProxy" m2compatible="true" usepoms="true"
>     root="http://defiant/maven2/" pattern="${artifact.pattern}" />
> (defiant is the name of my machine). This gave an interesting result  
> in ivy. It initially said it resolved everything, giving successful  
> download messages for all the jars. It populated the ivy cache as  
> well. But then it gave an error for every jar, as shown by the  
> sample below:
> [ivy:resolve] 		module not found: org.apache.commons#commons-parent;9
> [ivy:resolve] 	==== mavenProxy: tried
> [ivy:resolve] 	 http://defiant/maven2/org/apache/commons/commons-parent/9/commons-parent-9.pom
> [ivy:resolve] 	  -- artifact org.apache.commons#commons-parent;9! 
> commons-parent.jar:
> [ivy:resolve] 	 http://defiant/maven2/org/apache/commons/commons-parent/9/commons-parent-9.jar
> [ivy:resolve] 	impossible to load parent for file:/G:/mystuff/ivy- 
> cache/commons-lang/commons-lang/ivy-2.4.xml.original.  
> Parent=org.apache.commons#commons-parent;9
> [ivy:resolve] 	impossible to load parent for file:/G:/mystuff/ivy- 
> cache/commons-collections/commons-collections/ 
> ivy-3.2.1.xml.original. Parent=org.apache.commons#commons-parent;9
> [ivy:resolve] 	impossible to load parent for file:/G:/mystuff/ivy- 
> cache/commons-fileupload/commons-fileupload/ivy-1.2.1.xml.original.  
> Parent=org.apache.commons#commons-parent;7
> [ivy:resolve] 		module not found: com.thoughtworks.xstream#xstream; 
> 1.2.2
> [ivy:resolve] 	==== mavenProxy: tried
> [ivy:resolve] 	 http://defiant/maven2/com/thoughtworks/xstream/xstream/1.2.2/xstream-1.2.2.pom
> [ivy:resolve] 	  -- artifact com.thoughtworks.xstream#xstream;1.2.2! 
> xstream.jar:
> I have a feeling that this is because I tried to cheat and tell ivy  
> that I am using an archiva repo when actually they are just web  
> pages I downloaded from atlassians archiva repo. So I suppose I  
> should populate my own repo based on the web pages I now have. But  
> how do I do this as a bulk operation? Can anybody help please? I am  
> using version 1.1.3 of archiva and version 2.0.0-rc1 of ivy.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Andrew Marlow

Brett Porter

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