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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Nexus release problems
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:56:14 GMT
On 16 January 2012 10:53, Konstantin Kolinko <knst.kolinko@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2012/1/16 Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org>:
>> On 16/01/2012 09:43, Mark Thomas wrote:
>>> It appears there is a problem with the Nexus release process. Prior to
>>> the switch to Nexus, the Maven metedata contained all previous releases
>>> [1]. Post the switch to Nexus, none of the previous releases appear in
>>> the metadata [2].
>>>
>>> The switch to Nexus has, therefore, introduced the very bug to the
>>> Tomcat 7.0.x series that the switch to Nexus was meant to avoid [3].
>>>
>>> Given that we go have the prior metadata, how do we get Nexus to use it?
>>>
>>> [1]
> http://repo2.maven.org/maven2/org/apache/tomcat/tomcat-catalina/maven-metadata.xml
>>> [2]
> https://repository.apache.org/service/local/repositories/orgapachetomcat-078/content/org/apache/tomcat/tomcat-catalina/maven-metadata.xml
>>> [3] https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=52124
>
> There is no error in that. The metadata is only for
> "orgapachetomcat-078" repository that contains this only release and
> nothing else.
>
> I do not know an easy way to find similar current repositories in
> other projects. Just searched markmail.org for recent VOTE threads
> mentioning repository.apache.org.
>
> Here are two examples
> https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapacherave-015/
> https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/maven-060/
>
> (from the following threads:
> http://markmail.org/thread/qt5pwg3xdxpapyc5
> http://markmail.org/thread/jaa3fi4djn6kflic
> )
>
>>
>> Oh, and if there is a way to get Nexus not to create .md5 and .sha1
>> files for the .asc signatures that would be nice but not essential since
>> the scp+rsync had the same problem.
>>
>
> I think that it is not possible to avoid creating them.

I thought I had raised a bug against Nexus for that, but cannot find
it at present.

Likewise, Maven should not create them.

[They are only small, but they are a nuisance when visually scanning
the directory listing]

> I've read on dev@commons that it is possible to delete them (more below).
>
> I think that Maven may need those files just to autocheck integrity of
> asc files downloaded from remote servers. So I think it is better to
> keep them.

AFAIK that's not necessary.

>
> Regarding the procedure to delete those files I just did some search:
> Some [1] say that you delete them "before closing staging area".
> Others [2] (an older thread but seems more reliable) say that only
> after closing it.

It used to be possible to delete spurious files in both open and
closed staging areas.
It's no longer possible to delete files in the open state; I've raised
a bug for this:

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4312

> [1] http://markmail.org/message/tebuldnggk3pepky
> [2] http://markmail.org/thread/uqjxxvpgztrlg362
>
> Best regards,
> Konstantin Kolinko
>
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