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From Brian Fox <bri...@infinity.nu>
Subject Re: A problem with mirrors
Date Fri, 08 Jul 2011 20:25:20 GMT
What about the * bit you? Does the external:* fix it for you?

On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 10:21 PM, Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:
> This doc works:
>
> http://maven.apache.org/guides/mini/guide-mirror-settings.html
>
> FWIW.
>
> On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 10:18 PM, Barrie Treloar <baerrach@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 11:32 AM, Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> In our corporate global settings file, we have:
>>>
>>>  <mirror>
>>>      <id>Nexus</id>
>>>      <name>Nexus Mirror</name>
>>>      <url>http://maven.basistech.net/nexus/content/groups/public</url>
>>>      <mirrorOf>*,!apache.org,!sonar,!apache.snapshots</mirrorOf>
>>>    </mirror>
>>>
>>> That * turns out to be a very bad idea, and I'd like some advice in
>>> fixing maven to make it a less bad idea.
>>>
>>
>> I hear ya, +1 and thanks for looking at it, I get bitten often too.
>> I can't help with where to look though.
>>
>> While you are looking at it can you see about updating the documentation?
>> http://maven.apache.org/ref/3.0.3/maven-settings/settings.html#class_mirror
>>
>> It current says
>>  mirrorOf       String          The server ID of the repository being
>> mirrored, eg "central". This MUST NOT match the mirror id.
>> which says nothing about * or ! being special syntax.
>>
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