I have an existing spring boot application that I would like to have as a dependency in my other project. I want to use classes from the spring boot application.
Maven downloads the artifact and all checks out but intellij and eclipse can't find the classes.
When I dig in to the external libs I find all classes in the "BOOT-INF" folder inside of the jar. Other jars have their packages in the root of the jar, so I figure this is the problem.
What can I do fix this?
I can change stuff in the original spring boot application.
This is covered in Spring Boot's documentation. In a nutshell, you need to configure your build to use a classifier for the repackaged fat jar so that you can use the original jar as a dependency:
<build> <plugins> <plugin> <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId> <artifactId>spring-boot-maven-plugin</artifactId> <configuration> <classifier>exec</classifier> </configuration> </plugin> </plugins> </build>