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From Jason Dillon <ja...@planet57.com>
Subject Re: Assemblies in the repo and their dependencies
Date Thu, 18 Jun 2009 05:40:07 GMT
Okay, I will give it a shot on trunk first, if that works I will try  
on branches/2.1.

--jason


On Jun 18, 2009, at 4:31 AM, David Jencks wrote:

>
> On Jun 17, 2009, at 1:36 AM, Jason Dillon wrote:
>
>> Why do the assemblies in the repository have dependencies?  I  
>> realize that they are probably there to facilitate the build, but  
>> shouldn't they all be marked as <scope>provided</scope>?
>>
>> The reason I think they should be, is that when a user wants to use  
>> the geronimo-maven-plugin with the assembly -bin in the repository,  
>> before they can even download the assembly -bin, first mvn has to  
>> go resolve every single dependency which is used to build that  
>> assembly -bin.
>>
>> I think this is broken, while I can resolve by adding a tone of  
>> excludes, I think that this problem should be solved so that users  
>> can more easily consume the assembly artifacts we publish to the  
>> repository.
>>
>> Any one know how easy/feasible with the current stuff (trunk and  
>> 2.1.x) it would be to mark all dependencies as provided?
>
> Just thinking about it I don't see why it would cause problems.   
> Would you like to try it and see if the server at least builds?  If  
> there are no obvious problems I'd be fine with this change.
>
> thanks
> david jencks
>
>>
>> --jason


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