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From "Gallagher, Ron" <ron.gallag...@cingular.com>
Subject RE: Configuring Log4J with Maven Testing and Production
Date Thu, 05 Apr 2007 13:56:09 GMT
I've added an entry to the wiki page you referenced.

Ron Gallagher 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jacob Kjome [mailto:hoju@visi.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 10:16 PM
To: Log4J Users List
Subject: RE: Configuring Log4J with Maven Testing and Production


This might make a good wiki entry.  I encourage you to enter it if 
you get a chance...

http://wiki.apache.org/logging-log4j/UsefulCode


Jake

At 02:53 PM 4/3/2007, you wrote:
 >Mark --
 >
 >Try this:
 >
 >1) Rename the log4j.xml file that you use for testing to something
else,
 >perhaps test-log4j.xml.  Keep it in the src/test/resources directory.
 >
 >2) Make sure that you've included a testResource entry in your pom
that
 >includes the test-log4j.xml file.  Something like this:
 >
 ><build>
 >  <testResources>
 >    <testResource>
 >      <directory>src/test/resources</directory>
 >      <includes>
 >        <include>test-log4j.xml</include>
 >      </includes>
 >    </testResource>
 >  </testResources>
 ></build>
 >
 >This entry will force Maven to copy the test-log4j.xml file from the
 >src/test/resources directory to the target/test-classes whenever it
 >compiles the test classes.
 >
 >3) Tell log4j to use your test configuration file during the unit
tests.
 >This is done by configuring the surefire plugin.  More specifically,
 >you'll set the "log4j.configuration" system property to
 >"test-log4j.xml".  Details on configuring the surefire plugin can be
 >found at
 
>http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-surefire-plugin/examples/system-p
r
 >operties.html.  Here's what I believe you'll need to configure the
 >surefire plugin:
 >
 ><build>
 >  <plugins>
 >    <plugin>
 >      <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
 >      <artifactId>maven-surefire-plugin</artifactId>
 >      <configuration>
 >        <systemProperties>
 >          <property>
 >            <name>log4j.configuration</name>
 >            <value>test-log4j.xml</value>
 >          </property>
 >        </systemProperties>
 >      </configuration>
 >    </plugin>
 >  </plugins>
 ></build>
 >
 >Ron Gallagher
 >
 >-----Original Message-----
 >From: Mark Hansen [mailto:marklists@javector.com]
 >Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 1:14 PM
 >To: log4j-user@logging.apache.org
 >Subject: Configuring Log4J with Maven Testing and Production
 >
 >I use Log4J and build my applications with Maven2.  I have a log4j.xml
 >config file in the src/main/resources directory so that Maven2 builds
it
 >
 >into the JAR with my application.
 >
 >However, I have a different log4j.xml that I want to use with the
JUnit
 >test that run as part of my Maven build process.  I'd like to put that
 >log4j.xml (testing) in the src/test/resources directory and have it
 >overide the production version in src/main/resources.  However, Maven
 >doesn't seem to work that way.  Instead, the production version of
 >log4j.xml seems to come first on the testing classpath and therefore
 >gets loaded instead of the testing version of log4j.xml.
 >
 >I'm sure others must have faced this issue.  Are there any recommended
 >solutions to the problem?
 >
 >Thanks,
 >
 >Mark
 >
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