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From Petter Måhlén (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (SCM-442) Incorrect SCM URL constructed when using parent POM that is not in the parent directory
Date Thu, 30 Apr 2009 07:01:45 GMT


Petter Måhlén commented on SCM-442:

I don't understand the 'WONTFIX' status? Does your comment mean this is no longer reproducible?
It is (was) obviously a bug, since the child project got the completely wrong URL when trying
to check out things from Git. See the URL in the 'git clone' command in the bug report that
has '.../java/common.mvn.git/slg_client' at the end, whereas the correct URL that was specified
in the child POM is  '.../site/client/sponsoredlinks-client'. The first URL was the parent
POM's Git URL + the name of the Maven artifact created in the child project.

> Incorrect SCM URL constructed when using parent POM that is not in the parent directory
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SCM-442
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven SCM
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: maven-scm-provider-git
>    Affects Versions: 1.1
>            Reporter: Petter Måhlén
>            Assignee: Olivier Lamy
> We have a parent corporate POM that is not in the parent folder of each project. When
running release:perform, the correct (as specified) GIT SCM URL is not used, but instead a
URL is created by appending the Maven artifact name to the SCM URL of the parent corporate
POM project. Which doesn't make sense at all to me:
> 1. There is no requirement (and in fact bad practice in a lot of cases) that the POM
hierarchy should map exactly to the folder hierarchy. So a parent POM doesn't have to reside
in a parent directory.
> 2. There is no requirement (but maybe good practice) to have folder names in SCM be the
same as the artifact names. In our case, we have a bad artifact name that we want to keep
so as not to have to modify a lot of POMs, but we wanted a clearer repository name for the
new Git repository. 
> This is the error message from the 'mvn release:perform' command.
> INFO] Executing: /bin/sh -c cd /Users/pettermahlen/git/sponsoredlinks-client/target &&
git clone git:// /Users/pettermahlen/git/sponsoredlinks-client/target/checkout
> [INFO] Working directory: /Users/pettermahlen/git/sponsoredlinks-client/target
> [ERROR] The git-clone command failed.
> [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> [INFO] Unable to checkout from SCM
> Provider message:
> The git-clone command failed.
> Command output:
> fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
> The SCM configuration from the 'slg_client' pom.xml is;
>   <scm>
>     <connection>scm:git:git://</connection>
>   </scm>
> The workaround that I have found is to manually edit the file and
change to using the correct SCM URL.

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