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From Laird Nelson <>
Subject Surefire: empty string in systemPropertyVariables?
Date Tue, 05 Oct 2010 15:46:16 GMT
I recently changed a systemProperties configuration variable to be

The old systemProperties element was able to deal with empty strings.  That
is, if you had:


...everything worked fine; the test database got an empty string passed to

I changed this to


...and mvn -X reports that the system property is being set to null.  Then I
don't see it in the list of system properties handed off to the test.

What would be the proper way to use an empty string here?

Maven 2.2.1, Surefire 2.6


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