mickthompson mickthompson - 29 days ago 13
Java Question

How do I prevent Maven build fail on Ant task failure?

I'm using the FTP Ant task with maven-antrun-plugin

<plugin>
<groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
<artifactId>maven-antrun-plugin</artifactId>
<executions>
<execution>
<id>ftp</id>
<phase>generate-resources</phase>
<configuration>
<tasks>
<ftp action="get"
server="${ftp.server.ip}"
userid="${ftp.server.userid}"
password="${ftp.server.password}"
remotedir="${ftp.server.remotedir}"
depends="yes" verbose="yes"
skipFailedTransfers="true"
ignoreNoncriticalErrors="true">
<fileset dir="target/test-classes/testdata">
<include name="**/*.html" />
</fileset>
</ftp>
</tasks>
</configuration>
<goals>
<goal>run</goal>
</goals>
</execution>
</executions>
...


the problem is that my build fails when the folder ${ftp.server.remotedir} doesn't exist.

I tried to specify

skipFailedTransfers="true"
ignoreNoncriticalErrors="true


but these don't fix the problem and the build keeps failing.


An Ant BuildException has occured: could not change remote directory: 550 /myBadDir: The system cannot find the file specified.


Do you know how to instruct my maven build to don't care about this Ant task error / or how to instruct Ant to don't fail in the case of a missing directory?

Edit:

Peter's solution works.

If you a problem like

[INFO] Error configuring: org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-antrun-plugin. Reason: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.apache.tools.ant.util.FileUtils.close(Ljava/io/InputStream;)V


Just exclude ant from ant-contrib

<dependency>
<groupId>ant-contrib</groupId>
<artifactId>ant-contrib</artifactId>
<version>${ant-contrib.ver}</version>
<exclusions>
<exclusion>
<groupId>ant</groupId>
<artifactId>ant</artifactId>
</exclusion>
</exclusions>
</dependency>

Answer

Perhaps you need to think more like Ant and less like Maven in this case.

Here is one solution. Use the ant-contrib trycatch task. Here is an example pom.xml. Copy the code block to a file named pom.xml and run mvn validate to see it work.



<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
         xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">
  <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
  <groupId>com.stackoverflow.q2666794</groupId>
  <artifactId>trycatch</artifactId>
  <packaging>jar</packaging>
  <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
  <name>trycatch</name>
  <url>http://maven.apache.org</url>
  <build>
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
        <artifactId>maven-antrun-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>1.3</version>
        <executions>
          <execution>
            <id>trycatch</id>
            <phase>validate</phase>
            <configuration>
              <tasks>
                <taskdef resource="net/sf/antcontrib/antcontrib.properties"/>
                <trycatch>
                  <try>
                    <fail>Failing ftp task should go here</fail>
                  </try>
                  <catch>
                    <echo>See the error was caught and ignored</echo>
                  </catch>
                </trycatch>
              </tasks>
            </configuration>
            <goals>
              <goal>run</goal>
            </goals>
          </execution>
        </executions>
        <dependencies>
          <dependency>
            <groupId>ant-contrib</groupId>
            <artifactId>ant-contrib</artifactId>
            <version>1.0b3</version>
            <exclusions>
              <exclusion>
                <artifactId>ant</artifactId>
                <groupId>ant</groupId>
              </exclusion>
            </exclusions>
          </dependency>
        </dependencies>
      </plugin>
    </plugins>
  </build>
</project>