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From sebb <>
Subject Re: [ALL] Binary archives without -bin incompatible with latest assembly plugin
Date Mon, 16 May 2011 00:38:57 GMT
On 16 May 2011 01:27, sebb <> wrote:
> On 16 May 2011 00:21, Niall Pemberton <> wrote:
>> On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 5:03 PM, sebb <> wrote:
>>> The assembly descriptor id (e.g. <id>src</id>) is automatically
>>> appended to the name of the archives created by the assembly plugin.
>>> Up until version 2.2-beta-4 of the plugin, the <id> tag was allowed to
>>> be empty, but with 2.2 this changed [1] - the id must now be
>>> not-empty.
>>> This means that for example the binary archives will have -bin
>>> appended to the archive name.
>>> There is a configuration item that can be used to suppress the suffix:
>>>    <appendAssemblyId>false</appendAssemblyId>
>>> However this suppresses the suffix for both bin and src (i.e. they
>>> then have the same name), and it does not appear to be possible to
>>> suppress the suffix only for the binary archives.
>>> Therefore I think we should standardise on -bin (and -src) suffixes
>>> for the archives (we cannot stay on assembly 2.2-beta4 forever).
>>> This means ensuring that the appropriate property is set for the
>>> commons download plugin:
>>>        <commons.binary.suffix>bin</commons.binary.suffix>
>>>        <commons.release.2.binary.suffix>bin</commons.release.2.binary.suffix>
>> The default values for these in commons-parent is "-bin" - so there is
>> no need to set these in any component poms. The only reason these
>> binary suffix parameters were ever used was for pre-maven releases
>> that didn't have a suffix so that the download page could be correctly
>> generated.
> Ah, I understand now. I'd not noticed that these were overriding the
> parent parameters.
> I can therefore remove
> <commons.binary.suffix>
> from Commons Net. The other will have to remain as the 1.4.1 archives
> don't have the -bin suffix.

By the way, Math currently uses <id><id> in its bin.xml file; it
avoids the build error by using a beta version of the assembly plugin.

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