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From Andre Fischer <>
Subject Re: Download URL of commons-logging
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2012 08:00:25 GMT
On 06.08.2012 21:20, sebb wrote:
> On 6 August 2012 16:31, Andre Fischer <> wrote:
>> On 03.08.2012 12:45, sebb wrote:
>>> On 3 August 2012 09:09, Andre Fischer <> wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I am currently cleaning up and improving the download mechanism of the
>>>> external tarballs.  Most of them (all that are used by the AOO34 branch)
>>>> can
>>>> now be found on apache-extras [1].  However, that is intended only as a
>>>> fallback in case the tarballs can not be downloaded directly from their
>>>> original download server.  At the moment we use the SVN repository as a
>>>> secondary fallback.  I will remove that maybe next week.
>>>> I need help regarding the original download site of one of the apache
>>>> commons libraries.  The general download page for
>>>> commons-logging-1.1.1-src.tar.gz is [2].  I don't know how to produce a
>>>> URL
>>>> that does not contain a specific mirror but instead is resolved by the
>>>> server.
>>> You could perhaps download from Maven Central instead:
>> Is this an instance of maven that uses commons-logging or one that builds
>> (and distributes) it?
> Not sure I understand the questions.
> That URL is where Maven projects will download Commons Logging from if
> they have a dependency (direct or indirect) on it.
> It is the default Maven repository which is embedded in Maven, but
> there's no reason why you should not download jars from it using Ant
> or any other build tool.

So essentially this is the apache-extras of maven.  Their own backup 
copy of commons-logging.  In that case we can use our own where we can 
make sure that the right version is kept.


>>>> Does anybody know how to do that?
>>>> Andre
>>>> [1]
>>>> [2]
>>>> PS: I changed my email address from to
>>>> but I am still the same person.

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