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From "Prasad Kashyap" <>
Subject Re: Questions about the packaging plugin
Date Mon, 10 Apr 2006 16:18:44 GMT
I have used the "provided" scope in almost all the application poms.
The scope prevents from bundling all dependencies jars from the pom
into app's WEB-INF/lib. Only those jars that are really needed to be
bundled are explictly specified in the pom with no scope element set.


On 4/9/06, Jacek Laskowski <> wrote:
> On 4/6/06, anita kulshreshtha <> wrote:
> > Dain,
> >   Thanks! I need to sort out the dependencies anyway. IIUC, currently
> > we are including the dependencies referenced by the plans, i.e. the
> > ones needed  by GBeans. We are including few extra ones. The maven
> > transitive dependency list is very large compared to what we add
> > currently. I think we should only add the dependencies needed for the
> > GBeans.For example if we have a GBean :
> > <gbean name="ConfigurationManager"
> > class="org.apache.geronimo.kernel.config.EditableConfigurationManagerImpl">
> >     we should add geronimo-kernel as a dependency.
> Hi,
> I don't know whether it works or not, but I've come up with a weird
> idea. I've been struggling with it for a while and since I could not
> yet test it out I'll describe it here.
> The idea boils down to using the scope - provided - for all our
> modules' dependencies. I do mean 'all'. As transitive dependency
> mechanism doesn't apply in this case  (when the scope is 'provided'),
> it sets up Maven2 not to download other transitive dependencies and it
>  *might* mimic the work of M1 that only downloads the dependencies
> listed in the pom (project.xml). We could list all of the dependencies
> in the parent pom as compile (default) and override some in the
> modules.
> The caveat is that we will likely duplicate/do the work Maven2 could
> do for us, i.e. maintain the transitive dependencies, but once we have
> migrated to M2, we could think about it again how to work it out. It's
> a kind of a workaround to finish the migration.
> Does it really seem to be 'weird'? Could it work?
> > Anita
> Jacek
> --
> Jacek Laskowski

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