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From "Paul Harrison (JIRA)" <j...@codehaus.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MNG-2915) No way to avoid adding artifactId to site urls
Date Sat, 02 May 2009 07:49:45 GMT

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Paul Harrison commented on MNG-2915:
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I would like to add a plea for this behaviour to be modified - we too have a similar 3 level
pom inheritance hierarchy, and it is irritating to have to specify the URLs in the final level
when the root is specified in the top level because the intermedate level is automactically
inserted. I think that the problems come about here because there is not a clear distinction
made between pom inhertance and project aggregation - typically if a project only inherits
from another project then the values should only be inherited, without modification - it a
project is an aggregated child as well, then various URLs can have artifactIds automatically
added to the end.

Even with this modification to behaviour I would also support the suggestion above that automatic
appending of artifactId only occurs when the URL ends explictly with a "/" - this allows for
more complex URL layouts to be specified in the root POM with the use of variables such as
the 

<url>scpexe://host/blah/${project.artifactId}/${project.version}</url>

which I think is a rather commonly desired layout.









> No way to avoid adding artifactId to site urls
> ----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MNG-2915
>                 URL: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-2915
>             Project: Maven 2
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Sites & Reporting
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.5
>            Reporter: Richard van der Hoff
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 3.x
>
>
> Currently, whenever a child pom inherits from a parent (and doesn't override the relevant
settings), both project.url and project.distributionManagement.site.url have the name of the
child artifact appended.
> It would be nice to be able to have something like
> :code:
> <url>scpexe://host/blah/${project.artifactId}/${project.version}</url>
> :code:
> and have this inherited to all child poms in the obvious way.
> My usecase for this is that we have a single parent pom for all our projects, with useful
settings such as distributionManagement, and I'd like to be able to deploy their sites to
a single directory and have Apache generate me a directory listing for all the child projects.
However, I curently have no way of releasing the parent project without obliterating the list
of child projects.

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