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From Grzegorz Kossakowski <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (COCOON-1975) cocoon-core-M2 could not be runned because of missing dependencies on avalon-framework-api-4.3 and excalibur-instrument-api-2.1
Date Tue, 02 Jan 2007 21:36:54 GMT
Reinhard Poetz napisaƂ(a):
> I can reproduce this, today. I could swear that it worked when I cut 
> the release two weeks ago also with an empty local repository.
> Any idea what's going on here?

After reading debug log of Maven I can describe what happens partly:
In some parent poms (like cocoon's root pom) there is declaration of 
apache.snapshot repository where avalon stuff is stored in. For some 
reason when it comes that Maven should get pom of 
avalon-framework-impl-4.3 it "forgets" about apache.snapshot and checks 
only central. She fails to download POM so it uses default pom. 
Processing other part of dependency graph Maven suddenly "recalls" about 
apache.snapshot repo but it's too late. Default pom is being used so she 
does not try to download real pom, and also does not try to resolve 
So what the avalon-framework-api-4.3.jar comes from? It seems (I'm not 
sure!) that default pom means also "search the jar default location on 
all repositories", and surprisingly Maven manages to find right jar on 
apache.snapshot ;-)

I think it's no point to release new version of core because 
*dependencies seem to be correct*. It's only question how to make Maven 
to not forget about repository, I think the easiest way is to add 
information about repository to the archetypes (tested and it works).

Few sentences of _speculation_: I'm not Maven expert so it's my guessing 
(and only guessing) but I think Maven goes crazy when pom has declared 
parent explicitly and at other place is referenced by other pom as 
dependency. Then the situation looks like pom has two parents and one of 
them is being rejected. I had no time to verify this hypothesis but if 
I'm wrong you can shout at me and save some of my time :)

I'll try to clarify situation by debugging Maven but I feel it won't be 
piece of cake for me (any hints appreciated!). You can expect some 
results on Friday.

Best regards
Grzegorz Kossakowski

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