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Subject Re: validator: can I build with maven w/o commons-build?
Date Fri, 18 Mar 2005 13:43:51 GMT
I am trying to build "maven jar" to just create a jar file.  Even if I
explicitly call "maven jar," I get the commons-build error.


On 3/18/2005, "Simon Kitching" <> wrote:

>On Thu, 2005-03-17 at 17:16 -0500, Marco Carbone wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've been trying to build commons-validator using maven, but I'm getting
>> the following error:
>> Parent POM not found:
>> /space/home/mcarbone/tools/commons-build/project.xml
>> This is the case because I have no idea what the commons-build directory
>> is or where I could find it.  Since the commons-validator/project.xml
>> file refers to this commons-build directory, it seems like I need it.
>> How could I get it, or failing that, can I build commons-validator
>> without it?  Thanks,
>Which maven target are you trying to build?
>eg "maven jar", "maven dist", "maven site"?
>Some targets do need commons-build to be present as a "sibling"
>directory to the one that you are trying to build (commons-validator in
>this case). These targets are mostly the ones related to building
>website stuff, as commons-build has the common stylesheets etc. However
>it is expected that only the project maintainers will need to do these
>The target "maven jar" should not need commons-build. This target will
>create the .jar files needed to *use* validator. And this is the default
>If you do want to build the related website, commons-build is in the
>subversion repository along with all the other commons stuff.
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