/usr/share/java as maven repository?

Arnaud Vandyck avandyck at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 14:30:41 UTC 2007

What about a maven plugin that leave the jar in /usr/share/java, but
"register" the jar.

if mvn present:
  mvn install -DgroupId=... -DversionId=... -DartifactId=...

and we could have maven to use /var/lib/maven2 or /var/lib/m2

then, when you install a lib*-java, it's present for global maven.

I think it'd be possible to do that if a /etc/maven2/settings.xml tell
where the "local repo" is

2007/9/6, Michael Koch <konqueror at gmx.de>:
> On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 02:06:04AM +0200, Steffen Moeller wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > would it be reasonable to transform the /usr/share/java directory into
> > something that may also function as an internal Maven repository?
> > http://maven.apache.org/guides/introduction/introduction-to-repositories.html
> >
> > It would allow us to store multiple versions of a jar on the same machine and
> > at the same time and thus avoid redundant downloads when compiling/starting
> > software.
> >
> > The ambiguity for which jar's version to take when there is no version
> > specified could be organised by something analogous to Debian's alternative
> > system.
> I think using /usr/share/java directly as a maven repo would bring us
> into a big mess. We should use something like /usr/share/maven/repo and
> write a policy how to make all java libraries provide entries for the
> repo (where to put the pom.xml and jar, put a link into the repo that
> points to /usr/share/java/some.jar, etc.).

Arnaud Vandyck

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