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From Wayne Fay <>
Subject Re: maven-dependency-plugin purge proper usage
Date Sat, 11 May 2013 20:04:35 GMT
> the build to make sure the latest dependencies are downloaded, as we sometimes
> change the non snapshot released binaries on our local maven repository.

You do realize that this is a really bad idea, and it will eventually
bite you, right?

> [INFO] --- maven-clean-plugin:2.3:clean (default-clean) @ ambra-admin ---
> [INFO]
> [INFO] --- maven-dependency-plugin:2.7:purge-local-repository (purge-local-dependencies)
@ ambra-admin ---
> [WARNING] Unable to purge local repository location: /home/josowski/.m2/repository/org/ambraproject
> Oddly, I don't see the same behavior on my Mac, only on Ubuntu.

Perhaps you have some permissions wrong or something under ~/.m2?
Since the plugin works on Mac, I'd suspect something specific to your
environment or some OS-specific problem. Can you try on another Ubuntu
system, another Linux system, or even just under a different (new)
user on the same system?


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