I think the error that you are referring to is the dependency on the scout jar.  I probably should have been clearer, but I was frustrated.  The error I listed in my e-mail was the second error.

The very first thing you build is the scout jar for the reasons they specify.  However, that jar didn't build.

test:test-resources:

test:compile:

test:test:
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.JAXRQueryTest
    [junit] Tests run: 1, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 10.748 sec
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.JaxrPublishOrgTest
    [junit] Tests run: 1, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 25.247 sec
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.registry.publish.PublishConceptTest
    [junit] Tests run: 1, Failures: 1, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 14.143 sec
    [junit] [ERROR] TEST org.apache.ws.scout.registry.publish.PublishConceptTest FAILED
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.registry.CapabilityProfileTest
    [junit] Tests run: 2, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 1.825 sec
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.registry.query.JAXRQueryTest
    [junit] Tests run: 1, Failures: 1, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 9.031 sec
    [junit] [ERROR] TEST org.apache.ws.scout.registry.query.JAXRQueryTest FAILED
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.registry.BusinessQueryManagerImplTest
    [junit] Tests run: 1, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 2.059 sec
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.registry.RegistryServiceTest
    [junit] Tests run: 2, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 2.048 sec
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.registry.LifeCycleManagerTest
    [junit] Tests run: 26, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 2.211 sec
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.registry.ConnectionFactoryTest
    [junit] Tests run: 20, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 3.761 sec
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.registry.infomodel.ExtensibleObjectTest
    [junit] Tests run: 7, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 1.835 sec
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.registry.infomodel.LocalizedStringTest
    [junit] Tests run: 5, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 1.83 sec
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.registry.infomodel.EmailAddressTest
    [junit] Tests run: 3, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 1.804 sec
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.registry.infomodel.InternationalStringTest
    [junit] Tests run: 10, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 1.843 sec
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.registry.infomodel.PersonNameTest
    [junit] Tests run: 2, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 1.802 sec
    [junit] Running org.apache.ws.scout.registry.infomodel.SlotTest
    [junit] Tests run: 6, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 1.83 sec

BUILD FAILED
File...... /home/mstang/.maven/plugins/maven-multiproject-plugin-1.3/plugin.jelly
Element... maven:reactor
Line...... 216
Column.... 9
Unable to obtain goal [multiproject:install-callback] -- /home/mstang/.maven/plugins/maven-test-plugin-1.6.1/plugin.jelly:162:54: <fail> There were test failures.
Total time: 2 minutes 20 seconds
Finished at: Sun Feb 20 12:10:20 MST 2005


So, when I tried to build geronimo it failed also, which was the error I listed in my e-mail.

My real problem is that the scout jar doesn't build.

bash-2.05b$ pwd
/home/mstang/projects/geronimo
bash-2.05b$ find . -name *.jar
./scout/trunk/modules/jaxr-api/target/jaxr-api-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar
./geronimo/specs/ejb/target/geronimo-spec-ejb-2.1-rc4.jar
./geronimo/specs/jms/target/geronimo-spec-jms-1.1-rc4.jar
./geronimo/specs/jta/target/geronimo-spec-jta-1.0.1B-rc4.jar
./geronimo/specs/jsp/target/geronimo-spec-jsp-2.0-rc4.jar
./geronimo/specs/j2ee-connector/target/geronimo-spec-j2ee-connector-1.5-rc4.jar
./geronimo/specs/j2ee-jacc/target/geronimo-spec-j2ee-jacc-1.0-rc4.jar
./geronimo/specs/servlet/target/geronimo-spec-servlet-2.4-rc4.jar
./geronimo/specs/activation/target/geronimo-spec-activation-1.0.2-SNAPSHOT.jar
./geronimo/specs/javamail/target/geronimo-spec-javamail-1.3.1-SNAPSHOT.jar
./geronimo/specs/j2ee-management/target/geronimo-spec-j2ee-management-1.0-rc4.jar
./geronimo/specs/j2ee-deployment/target/geronimo-spec-j2ee-deployment-1.1-rc4.jar
./geronimo/modules/test-ddbean/src/test-resources/deployables/app-client1.jar
./geronimo/modules/service-builder/src/test-resources/services/service2.jar

regards,

Mark


On Sat, 2005-02-19 at 22:30 -0700, Bruce Snyder wrote:
On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 21:10:38 -0700, Mark Stang <mark@markjstang.com> wrote:
>  I tried to build using the wiki instructions and it failed.  It failed:
>  
>  BUILD FAILED
>  File......
> /home/mstang/.maven/plugins/maven-multiproject-plugin-1.3/plugin.jelly
>  Element... maven:reactor
>  Line...... 216
>  Column.... 9
>  The build cannot continue because of the following unsatisfied dependency:
>  
>  scout-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar
>  
>  Total time: 8 minutes 43 seconds
>  Finished at: Sat Feb 19 21:01:39 MST 2005
>  
>  The first one failed also.
>  
>  It seems that the build system is way to complex for anyone else to use.
>  
>  I tried to build using the downloads and that failed also.
>  
>  My evaluation is that, while Geronimo has potential, at this time it isn't
> even at the beta state.

Actually in the Wiki docs for building Geronimo available here: 

http://wiki.apache.org/geronimo/Building

talk about how to remedy the exact error you're receiving via the very
first step here:

http://wiki.apache.org/geronimo/Building#head-e7692987db28e8e6718c5dbd8a89f13dc0b1aee8

Bruce 
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Mark Stang <mark@markjstang.com>