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Forcing the download of a dependency

Forcing the download of a dependency

2007-12-01       - By /U

 Back

I have written a Mojo which binds to "generate-sources" phase and needs to
process a jar artifact dependency of the project. The problem is that when I
invoke
the Mojo, the dependency (the artifact) is not downloaded into
project.getDirectory().

My Mojo is defined in plugin my.plugins:myplugin as follows:

   /**
    * Goal which extracts files from dependency framework.jar.
    *
    * @(protected) bootstrap
    *
    * @(protected) compile
    * @(protected) generate-sources
    */

I have also included the component "dependencies" in the Mojo (I thought
this might be needed to force dependency resolution):

     /**
  * The set of dependencies required by this project
  * @(protected) default-value="${project.dependencies}"
  * @(protected)
  * @(protected)
  */
  private Collection dependencies;

Now consider a project foo where this plugin is used during
"generate-sources" phase:

       // Excerpt from the POM using the Mojo:
      <dependencies>
         <dependency>
             <groupId>MyGroup</groupId>
            <artifactId>framework</artifactId>
            <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
         </dependency>
      </dependencies>

The client project binds the Mojo to the generate-sources phase:

       <plugin>
              <groupId>my.plugins</groupId>
               <artifactId>myplugin</artifactId>
                <configuration>
                       <resourcesFile>
                                               framework-1 (See http://ork-1.ora-code.com).0-SNAPSHOT.jar
                        </resourcesFile>
                 </configuration>
                 <executions>
                      <execution>
                               <id>bootstrap</id>
                               <phase>generate-sources</phase>
                                <configuration>
                                                      //...
                                </configuration>
                       </execution>
                  </executions>
         </plugin>


The Mojo processes the artifact framework.jar when invoked:

   $ mvn myplugin:bootstrap

This fails because it does not find the artifact framework-1 (See http://ork-1.ora-code.com).0-SNAPSHOT.jar
in MavenProject.getBuild().getDirectory().

I need to force the plugin to download framework-1 (See http://ork-1.ora-code.com).0-SNAPSHOT.jar
during generate-sources phase; I thought the class-level
annotation
       @(protected) generate-resources

would do the trick. It obviously is not working. How do I force the project
to
download this artifact when this Mojo is invoked?

Thanks!

/U
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