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From Brett Porter <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: HELP! - WAS: Re: [vote][net] Release commons-net 1.4.1?
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2005 02:21:46 GMT
Phil Steitz wrote:
> On 12/4/05, Brett Porter <brett@apache.org> wrote:
>> Dennis Lundberg wrote:
>>> Brett said that this *should* work, so I decided to try it myself. I
>>> received the same results as you did Phil, regarding maven --info, but I
>>> think I understand what is going on now. I have posted a question about
>>> this on the maven-users list to see if I can get some confirmation.
>>>
>> Sorry this went over my head earlier, but Dennis' analysis on the usres
>> list is correct. Maven --info doesn't reflect the difference as it
>> reports what's installed. Plugin dependencies are only used for the life
>> of the project's build, not installed.
>>
>> So the dependency should work regardless of what maven --info says. Is
>> that the case?
> 
> Then the solution to add the necessary dependencies to commons-build
> won't work and what we need to do is something like pluginUpdate
> (bunch of explicit plugin installs from the command line).  Correct?

No, I think it should work - unless I missed something. The problem is,
I thought, that a lot of the projects don't extend commons-build?

What happens when a project that extends commons-build has the plugin
dependency? I know maven --info is "incorrect", but does running xdoc
actually do what you expect?

- Brett


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