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From Jason Dillon <ja...@planet57.com>
Subject Re: Assembling a Geronimo distribution in a m2 build - first look.
Date Sat, 01 Jul 2006 20:55:30 GMT
Aight... well lets get it working asis for now...

I think we don't need to run the assembly plugin twice to get to the  
same place, but we can fix that once something is working.

--jason


On Jul 1, 2006, at 1:23 PM, Prasad Kashyap wrote:

> The m-a-p is invoked twice for the following reasons:
>
> When we copy some modules into a m2 repo structure format, it also
> copies the META-INF/maven/.. directories. This unneccesary directory
> introduces a very long path too. So in the first execution, we use the
> <intermediaryAssembly> to skip the archive process. In the second
> execution, we copy over the repo structure from the staging area but
> exclude the META-INF/maven dirs into our geronimo/repository.
>
>
> We are unpacking scripts in the first execution. I think it's
> redundant. I'll remove it.
>
> Cheers
> Prasad
>
>
>
> On 7/1/06, Jason Dillon <jason@planet57.com> wrote:
>> Why do we need to invoke the assembly plugin twice?  It does not look
>> like there is anything in the steps you listed below that actually
>> requires that the assembly plugin be invoked twice.  Maybe I am
>> wrong, can you shed some light on this please?
>>
>> --jason
>>
>>
>> > Here's how we assemble our binaries
>> >
>> > 1. Our pom.xml first lists all and only geronimo modules,  
>> configs and
>> > apps as dependencies. The transitive deps are taken care of by m- 
>> a-p.
>> >
>> > 2. We first invoke the geronimo-assembly-plugin's  
>> "installConfig" goal
>> > to install the configs into target/archive-temp/repository. This  
>> mojo
>> > will try to install all dependencies of type "car" when no  
>> artifact is
>> > explicitly specified. Since we have listed all configs as deps  
>> in our
>> > j2ee-jetty-server pom.xml, they are installed.
>> >
>> > 3. Then we invoke m-a-p with assembly descriptor setup.xml and
>> > intermediaryAssembly set to true.  The intermediaryAssembly set to
>> > true will create the staging area but skip the final archive  
>> creation.
>> > The setup.xml will copy all deps other than the <excludes> from
>> > localRepository to target/archive-temp/repository. We exclude the
>> > configs here b'coz the configs are installed in step 2 above. So  
>> now
>> > we have the modules and the configs all in the same repo.
>> >
>> > 4. We also use this setup.xml to unpack the scripts module into the
>> > staging area.
>> >
>> > 5. Then we invoke m-a-p again with assembly descriptor bin.xml. The
>> > plugin copies the library jars, the schema files, the jars for bin
>> > etc. The *.bat and *.sh files that we copied into the staging  
>> area  in
>> > step 4 are now bundled into the archive but with correct mode and
>> > lineendings..
>> >
>> > That's about it.
>> >
>> > Cheers
>> > Prasad
>>


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