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From Karl Heinz Marbaise <>
Subject Re: Maven assembly pulls in FAR more dependencies than shown by dependency:test ?
Date Fri, 15 May 2015 00:09:50 GMT
Hi Kevin,

if you have really the assumption seeing a bug than it would be helpful 
to create a test project or offer the project where you can observe the 
problem so we can take a deeper look into it?

Kind regards
karl Heinz Marbaise

On 5/14/15 11:22 PM, Kevin Burton wrote:
> Yes. IT seems I’m a weird type of dependency hell.  The dependencySet is
> using test… and if I manually add exclusions to some of these, it
> overwrites the exclusion used in the original POM.
> But at least I know there’s a core bug causing all this insanity.  (I hope)
> On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 1:51 PM, Kevin Burton <> wrote:
>> I think I figured it out… I think the dependencySet is ALWAYS using test.
>> Even if I set it to runtime.
>> I looked in the pom for the project that I’m including and the
>> dependencies its pulling in are from it’s test scope.
>> On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 1:43 PM, Kevin Burton <> wrote:
>>> (sorry, hit send by accident on that other one)
>>> totally stumped here and was wondering if you guys had some feedback.
>>> I’m building all the dependency jars for my project by using the assembly
>>> plugin.
>>>      <dependencySets>
>>>          <dependencySet>
>>>              <outputDirectory>lib</outputDirectory>
>>>              <useProjectArtifact>true</useProjectArtifact>
>>>              <scope>runtime</scope>
>>>          </dependencySet>
>>>      </dependencySets>
>>> which works.
>>> the problem is that I added a new dependency, and now it’s pulling in a
>>> LOT more than I had anticipated. FAR more than is listed in dependency:tree
>>> More importantly, I’m getting conflicting packages.  Like Jetty 6 and
>>> Jetty 9, and conflicting servlet-api .jars and things I don’t want in the
>>> classpath.
>>> I can’t figure out how it’s magically doing this… I would assume these
>>> dependencies are going to show up in the dependency tree - but they’re not.
>>> --

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