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From Joe Osowski <>
Subject Re: maven-dependency-plugin purge proper usage
Date Sat, 11 May 2013 20:17:38 GMT

On May 11, 2013, at 1:04 PM, Wayne Fay <> wrote:

>> 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?

I can see why you would say that.  We do weekly internal releases, using snapshots introduces
a lot of complexity into the release process across our dependencies.  This is whole other
discussion however.

>> [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?

Not a permissions thing.  Everything is owned by the user running it.

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