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From Jamal B <jm151...@gmail.com>
Subject Transitive Dependency Question
Date Mon, 03 Jun 2013 17:20:50 GMT
Hello, I have a question about transitive dependencies.  According to the
pom documentation here: http://maven.apache.org/pom.html#Dependencies

project dependencies marked with test scope are not transitive.  I assumed
that this also applied to it's dependencies, so my question is if I declare
a dependency on a project at test scope, that project's dependencies should
all be included at test scope.  For example, given the following project(s)

Project test-utils defines a junit dependency like such:

<dependency>
<groupId>junit</groupId>
<artifactId>junit</artifactId>
</dependency>

Project application defines a dependency on test-utils with a scope of test
like such
<dependency>
<groupId>${project.groupId}</groupId>
<artifactId>test-utils</artifactId>
<version>${project.version}</version>
<scope>test</scope>
</dependency>

Now running mvn clean dependency:tree shows that the junit dependency is
being passed to the application project at compile scope which is not
expected.

[INFO] --- maven-dependency-plugin:2.7:tree (default-cli) @ application ---
[INFO] org.sandbox:application:war:1.0.0-SNAPSHOT
....
[INFO] \- org.sandbox:test-utils:jar:1.0.0-SNAPSHOT:test
[INFO]    +- junit:junit:jar:4.8.2:compile
[INFO]    +- org.mockito:mockito-all:jar:1.8.5:test
[INFO]    +- com.h2database:h2:jar:1.3.165:test
[INFO]    \- log4j:log4j:jar:1.2.16:test


Is this a bug or was my interpretation of the transitive dependency logic
incorrect?

Thank you for your time.

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