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From Gary Gregory <>
Subject Re: [sanselan] how to build a release
Date Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:18:42 GMT
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On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 11:58 AM, Damjan Jovanovic <>wrote:

> Hi
> I promised to start the Sanselan release process early this week, but I've
> been having problem after problem:
> 1. The instructions on say
> that you run a variation of "mvn install" to build the release... but this
> only generates the .jar files, not the src/bin zip/tar.gz/tar.bz2 files.
> 2. Running "mvn assembly:assembly" fails because my UTF-8 platform locale
> causes a multibyte bug in Plexus Archiver when writing a German sounding
> filename into the src tar file. I reported this 3 year old bug and
> submitted a patch ( How did
> you build Sanselan without this patch before?
> 3. Running "mvn assembly:assembly" with a manually patched Plexus Archiver
> (and what a mission it was to figure out which of the 5 versions of Plexus
> Archiver in my Maven repository is the one used...) does generate those
> other files, but doesn't sign them.
> 4. My attempts to manually sign the .jar file, or its md5 or sha1 hash,
> with gpg, generate different checksums than those generated by Maven. Thus
> I cannot manually sign the zip/tar files. How is signing supposed to work,
> what gets signed and how?
> 5. "mvn release" is so badly documented that I am scared to use it. When I
> run it with -DdryRun=true, it hangs on [gpg:sign {execution:
> sign-artifacts}]. The child process launched by "mvn release:prepare" is
> launched without this parameter, and strace shows it stuck in read() on fd
> 0 (stdin). Typing the passphrase and pressing enter does nothing.
> Redirecting stdin from a file with the passphrase also does nothing.
> Attempts to use -Dgpg.passphrase=... also do nothing, whether passed to
> directly "mvn" or quoted inside the -Darguments or both, and "ps fax" shows
> that it isn't passed to the child process.
> Please help?
> Thank you
> Damjan

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