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From John Casey <jdca...@commonjava.org>
Subject Re: Manifest class in plexus-archiver
Date Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:39:22 GMT
On 1/20/12 5:17 AM, Kristian Rosenvold wrote:
> I have been trying to make the "Manifest" class in plexus-archiver a
> subclass of the Jdk Manifest class. On the grand scale of it, this seems
> to work quite well.
>
> There is one test-case I'm troubling with where there are two
> "Class-Path" entries in the .mf file; like this:
>
> https://github.com/krosenvold/plexus-archiver/blob/master/src/test/resources/manifests/manifestWithDualClassPath.mf
>
>
> The thing is, the jdk manifest class simply does not support this kind
> of duplication, and according to comments within the plexus implementation
> it also violates the jar specification, but is somehow supported by
> plexus-archiver.
>
>
> Does anyone know what the use-case/history of this is ?

Most likely a bug IMO.

  I'm tempted to
> just remove support for this and move on.

+1

>
> Kristian
>
>
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