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From James Strachan <>
Subject Re: Arghhh...Build Error...still
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2003 11:26:20 GMT

On Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at 07:53  am, Weston M. Price wrote:

> Yeah, this sounds good to me.
> I downloaded the the maven beta and attempted the build again, now I 
> get the
> following error:

I've sometimes seen the first build you do with Maven not quite work 
but the second one does. Any chance you could just try it again to make 

> java:compile:
>     [echo] Compiling to 
> /home/wmprice/javadevel/incubator-geronimo/target/
> classes
> File...... file:/home/wmprice/.maven/plugins/maven-java-plugin-1.3/
> Element... ant:javac
> Line...... 34
> Column.... 54
> srcdir attribute must be set!
> Total time:  15 seconds
> Regards,
> Weston
> On Wednesday 13 August 2003 10:56 am, Mark Mahieu wrote:
>> Weston M. Price wrote:
>>> 	I agree with what you are saying in principle, however, one can't
>>> immediately conclude that it is indeed a setup problem. In my case, I
>>> have never seen this error message before. Believe me, I did some
>>> research on the Web and found nothing directly on point.
>>> 	I suppose you could say that by the token no-one else seems to have 
>>> this
>>> problem it is something peculiar to my setup, but I don't believe 
>>> that
>>> this should require me to go post something on Wiki, hoping someone 
>>> will
>>> see it and offer some help as to how to resolve the problem; I think 
>>> that
>>> this would remove one of the most direct routes in getting help from 
>>> the
>>> group in a timely manner. Perhaps we could have another mailing list 
>>> only
>>> relating to build and configuration issues and post solutions and
>>> suggestions from that list to Wiki. Further, these results could 
>>> then go
>>> into the FAQ at some point. What do you think?
>>> Regards,
>>> Weston
>> I think what Alex is asking is that we document solutions to these
>> issues on the Wiki *once* they've been resolved (assuming it's not 
>> just
>> a peculiarity with your system) *not* that we don't ask for help on 
>> the
>> mailing list at all (correct me if I'm wrong Alex).
>> If, for example, it turns out to be simply that a RC1 snapshot of 
>> Maven
>> doesn't work but beta 10 does, the Wiki is a good place to make a note
>> of that.
>> Mark


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