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From Jos Backus <>
Subject Re: RPMs for Maven 3?
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:55:31 GMT
Hi Stanislav,

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 3:46 AM, Stanislav Ochotnicky
<> wrote:
> Quoting Jos Backus (2012-03-15 21:04:00)
>>I'm trying to install Maven 3 in automatically generated CentOS VM
>>images, and having Maven 3 and plugins available as RPMs would help
>>greatly with this effort.
>>How hard would it be to augment the CI setup that creates the Maven
>>packages today to also generate RPMs for RHEL/CentOS? Perhaps the
>>Maven RPM plugin ( can be
>>used for this purpose?
>>I looked at but the latest Maven version there is too old (2.0.7).
> Depending on your needs for using exact upstream (meaning Apache)
> version or not you *might* have luck trying to use Fedora binary rpms on
> your CentOS machine. I haven't tried this, but with a 1 or 2 rebuilds it
> might work. You'd have to create your own rpm repo for this probably and
> do a few tweaks here and there. Biggest issue would probably be that
> some of our current binary rpms in F17 and rawhide are built using
> OpenJDK 7 with target set to 1.7 so you won't be able to use them with
> 1.6 VM.

Okay, I will try to find the SRPM and rebuild it on my CentOS 6 box.

> We do have 3.0.4 currently and quite a few plugins, but if you go this
> way I'd suggest to ask questions on <java-devel at>.

Thanks for the pointer and your response.


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> Stanislav Ochotnicky <>
> Software Engineer - Base Operating Systems Brno
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Jos Backus
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