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From Brett Porter <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: maven: will I be shot for using systemPath?
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:03:57 GMT

On 27/08/2012, at 10:54 AM, "Darren Shepherd" <darren@godaddy.com> wrote:

> Olivier,
> 
> The jars I'm talking about are things like the F5, Juniper, and VMware
> SDK's.  We don't have license rights to put them on a web server because
> were not allowed to redistribute them.  So this code will not be built
> by default for Apache CloudStack, but developers working on this code
> will still need some way to build them.  I was thinking using systemPath
> was a way to address this, but was curious if you have a different
> approach that is better?

The alternative to this is to provide a series of mvn install:install-file commands. System
path might not work if the dependency ends up being transitive.

> 
> I do have one jar, libvirt, that could be put in apache extras.  Once
> libvirt gets re-licensed I can put it in apache extras, but currently
> its GPL (or LGPL?) so I'd rather not put it there yet.

They have a repository they will hopefully put it in: http://www.libvirt.org/maven2/

- Brett


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