Berlin Brown Berlin Brown - 1 month ago 15
Java Question

Maven add jars through systemPath/system but not added to war or anywhere else

I want to add a jar file through the systemPath from the local file-system relative to my project directory structure, not on a remote repository. I added the dependency declaration but maven doesn't do anything else with it.

In the declaration below, I want the jar file copied to my target web-inf/lib directory and also jarred as part of the war file. At present, that doesn't happen. How would I get the jar file copied to my war file?

This is the output from debug maven mode:

DEBUG] cglib:cglib-nodep:jar:2.2:test (setting scope to: compile)^M
DEBUG] Retrieving parent-POM: org.objenesis:objenesis-parent:pom:1.2 for project: null:objenesis:ja
DEBUG] org.objenesis:objenesis:jar:1.2:test (selected for test)^M
DEBUG] org.javap.web:testRunWrapper:jar:1.0.0:system (selected for system)^M
DEBUG] Plugin dependencies for:
...


<dependency>
<groupId>org.javap.web</groupId>
<artifactId>testRunWrapper</artifactId>
<version>1.0</version>
<scope>system</scope>
<systemPath>${basedir}/lib/testRunWrapper.jar</systemPath>
</dependency>
<plugin>
<artifactId>maven-war-plugin</artifactId>
<configuration>
<webResources>
<resource>
<directory>WebContent</directory>
</resource>
</webResources>
</configuration>
</plugin>

Answer Source

OK, I did this: Note the directory structure at the bottom. With the approach below, the jar file from the relative project path is treated as a first class citizen like the other jars. The listing below corrects my original problem. With the pom.xml listing below, the jar file is copied to my target directory.

<repositories>
    <repository>
        <id>JBoss</id>
        <name>JBoss Repository</name>
        <layout>default</layout>
        <url>http://repository.jboss.org/maven2</url>
    </repository>

    <repository>
       <id>my-local-repo</id>
       <url>file://${basedir}/lib/repo</url>
    </repository>
</repositories>

<dependency>
    <groupId>testRunWrapper</groupId>
    <artifactId>testRunWrapper</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.0</version>            
</dependency>

$ find repo
repo
repo/testRunWrapper
repo/testRunWrapper/testRunWrapper
repo/testRunWrapper/testRunWrapper/1.0.0
repo/testRunWrapper/testRunWrapper/1.0.0/testRunWrapper-1.0.0.jar