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From Christian Gruber <>
Subject Re: getting relative paths maven + continuum
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2007 16:58:53 GMT
If the file is not located in the local project (ie, it's located in  
the parent), then you can't pass the location, because there's no  
guarantee that location will exist at all.

What is the ant-task attempting to find?  Another ant file?  An xml  
file?  A properties file?  If so, then you can pass in the properties  
through the Pom, rather than through a file, maybe.

If it's a jar, or some other thing built in the parent, or in some  
other project, then the best way to handle it is to abstract out that  
jar or resource into its own project, so that it is the artifact  
produced.  You can then pull in that artifact using maven ant tasks  
and depend on it.

The other way to go, which is not great, but quick & dirty, would be  
to remove all child projects from continuum, and just act on the  
parent, and remove the --non-recursive param so it will build the  
whole thing.  Unfortunately this means that all will be built  
whenever any of it will be built. It also doesn't address the fact  
that you're depending on things that shouldn't be depended on -  
you're just working around continuum's strict requirement that this  
be so.

But what, specifically, is the kind of file you're locating with the  
variable, and how are you using it?  That might help suggest an  
alternative approach.


On Aug 7, 2007, at 12:41 PM, brad hadfield wrote:

> Christian, thanks for your help.
> This is a situation where an artifact is not workable... this might  
> be too much to ask but can you give me an idea how I might use  
> metadata to solve my problem?
> Ultimately I must pass a file location to an Ant task...
> Brad
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian Gruber []
> Sent: August 7, 2007 12:17 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: getting relative paths maven + continuum
> Yes - I thought it might be this.  You can't do that and expect  
> continuum to understand it.  In fact, continuum checked out your  
> child projects into their own folders that have no relation to the  
> parent.  There's literally no way to know what to set that property  
> to.
> If you have things in the parent that are necessary to the  
> children, then you need to make sure they are available to the  
> children either through metadata, or by being included in an  
> artifact (jar) that the children have access to.
> You haven't "configured things incorrectly" - your project design  
> is problematic, because it makes the assumption that your folder  
> structure is constant.  With maven, you should not make that  
> assumption.  With continuum, you cannot make that assumption.
> Christian.
> On Aug 7, 2007, at 11:45 AM, brad hadfield wrote:
>> Thanks Emmanuel,
>> I have a property with a path that looks like ${basedir}/../../../
>> core-parent/trunk/
>> If I use the variable ${basedir} by running maven from the command
>> line the location looks like: C:\CIProjects\ProjectsMain\
>> But when I run the build in Continuum the Maven variable $ 
>> {basedir} is
>> indicated as C:\Continuum\apps\continuum\webapp\WEB-INF\working-
>> directory\21
>> Obviously I've configured something incorrectly...
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Emmanuel Venisse []
>> Sent: August 7, 2007 11:27 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: getting relative paths maven + continuum
>> Continuum doesn't build projects directly. It start maven in the  
>> right
>> directory then maven do the build and Continuum look at the output  
>> and
>> the result.
>> Can you add more details about your problem?
>> Emmanuel
>> brad hadfield a écrit :
>>> Hi,
>>> I am a new maven and continuum user.  I'm having problems setting a
>>> relative path because when continuum runs maven it interprets
>>> variables such as ${base.dir} differently than when I run maven from
>>> the project directory.  I assume this is because continuum starts
>>> maven in a web app working directory.  Is there a way to get
>>> continuum to start maven in the project directory?
>>> Thanks for any help you can offer.
>>> Brad
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