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From "Joerg Schaible (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MNG-6596) maven should not make assumptions on the location of the parent pom
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:15:00 GMT

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Joerg Schaible commented on MNG-6596:
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I simply assume that Pieter does not know, that you can manage a parent pom like any other
artefact, that a pom containing the modules section to control the build does not have to
be the parent of the modules' poms and that an empty parentPath forces the lookup of the parent
from the repository.

> maven should not make assumptions on the location of the parent pom
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MNG-6596
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MNG-6596
>             Project: Maven
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 3.5.4, 3.6.0
>         Environment: linux maven 3.5.4 and 3.6.0 
>            Reporter: Pieter van den Hombergh
>            Priority: Major
>             Fix For: waiting-for-feedback
>
>
> the parent pom is currently the way to go to set configurations for multiple projects,
even if these projects are not siblings.
> Creating and deploying a parent pom to be shared in many projects should not force you
to copy the parent pom around. Configurations should be dealt with in the same way: Don not
repeat (as in copy and waste) yourselves.
> Making NO assumption OR ignoring the (default)) parentPath when the assumption does not
match would solve this issue.
> The problem is even more annoying when maven reacts differently to using the  same parent
pom.
> The parent pom in question can be found on github under [statewalker sebipom|https://github.com/sebivenlo/statewalker]



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