I am having issue trying to refer from a less file another less file using absolute syntax:
Less file A with location
$find `pwd` -name auth0.less
find `pwd` -name so_colors.less
java.io.FileNotFoundException: File /Users/panos/dcimsupport/struxureon/auth0/src/main/resources/css/bootstrap/less/so_colors.less
How plugins works
biz.gabrys.maven.plugins plugin treats the path
/bootstrap/less/so_colors.less as an absolute. It does not set the
sourceDirectory as a root, so it is looking for
/bootstrap/less/so_colors.less instead of
/Users/panos/dcimsupport/struxureon/auth0/src/main/resources/bootstrap/less/so_colors.less. That file does not exist so the plugin uses fallback and treats it as a relative to
/Users/panos/dcimsupport/struxureon/auth0/src/main/resources/css/auth0.less. That is the reason why it is looking for
org.lesscss plugin works similar.
Your idea for improvement
I can try to add such improvement to my plugin, but first I need finish some migration process. Unfortunately this means that I can release that improvement not in the near future (e.g. at the end of 2016).
org.lesscss plugin is not supported by the author and no one else.
For now you can only use relative paths with