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From Craig Johannsen <>
Subject Re: 1.0-M3 src build failed
Date Sun, 14 Nov 2004 07:15:45 GMT
Well, changing SNAPSHOT to rc3 in the magicGball/project.xml file worked 
nicely for a while, but then ran into a similar problem with Howl.
Attempting to download howl-logger-0.1.8-SNAPSHOT.jar.
WARNING: Failed to download howl-logger-0.1.8-SNAPSHOT.jar.

Element... maven:reactor
Line...... 217
Column.... 9
The build cannot continue because of the following unsatisfied dependency:

howl-logger-0.1.8-SNAPSHOT.jar (try downloading from
Perhaps we should remove the BUILD.txt file, since it suggests a build 
would actually work, and modify the README.txt to indicate that this is 
reference source only -- don't try to build it.  Otherwise, new users 
will run into the same problems and end up frustrated and with a bad 


Aaron Mulder wrote:

>	I think we've concluded that the M3 source is provided as a 
>reference, and you will not necessarily be able to build from it.  The 
>problem has to do with the version numbers used for the dependencies and 
>related projects.  We need to improve this somehow for future milestone 
>releases, though so long as so many things we depend on are SNAPSHOTs, 
>it's going to be tough.
>	That said, the Magic G Ball is usually the very last thing in the 
>build, and it's a sample application, so all the core parts of Geronimo 
>should have built by that point.  If you really want to see it through to 
>the bitter end, find the part of applications/magicGball/project.xml that 
>references the library below, and change SHAPSHOT to rc3 and try again.
>On Sat, 13 Nov 2004, Craig Johannsen wrote:
>>Attempted a couple of times to build from the geronimo-1.0-M3-src.tar.gz 
>>downloaded from the main web page.
>>| Executing default The Magic G Ball
>>| Memory: 15M/28M
>>Attempting to download geronimo-spec-j2ee-1.4-SNAPSHOT.jar.
>>WARNING: Failed to download geronimo-spec-j2ee-1.4-SNAPSHOT.jar.
>>Element... maven:reactor
>>Line...... 217
>>Column.... 9
>>The build cannot continue because of the following unsatisfied dependency:

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