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From Damjan Jovanovic <>
Subject Re: [imaging][csv][configuration][net] "mvn -Prc install" doesn't generate zip/tar.gz/tar.bz2 files?
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 09:53:29 GMT
On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM, Oliver Heger
<> wrote:
> Am 03.06.2012 15:56, schrieb Gary Gregory:
>> I use
>> Gary
>> On Jun 3, 2012, at 4:25, Damjan Jovanovic<>  wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> I am trying to make an RC release of Commons Imaging, and according to
>>> the command which is
>>> meant to generate the release artifacts is:
>>> mvn -Prc -DcreateChecksum=true install
>>> However this only generates .jar/javadoc.jar/sources.jar files, not
>>> the bin/src .zip, .tar.gz or .tar.bz2.
>>> I've tried it on several other Commons projects:
>>> csv - command fails because assembly descriptors are missing
>>> configuration - also only generates .jar files
>>> net - also only generates .jar files
>>> Is that web page wrong? Is there some other command that is meant to
>>> be used? Or is there some kind of problem in all these projects?
> For [configuration] I used to follow the instructions on this page. The full
> distribution is created by the shell script in the section "Create the
> Release Candidate Website". This worked for me.
> Oliver

The command "mvn -Prc -DcreateChecksum=true install" is taken verbatim
from that very "Create the Release Candidate Website" page, and
neither it, nor that entire script, are working, for either Imaging or
Configuration from the latest SVN trunk.

According to
this is a known regression in the maven-assembly-plugin.
A bit of searching finds
which appears to be the problem.

Workaround (taken from


Please add that to the website (or how can I add it?). Also if Plexus
is the current official way of releasing Commons components, why isn't
that documented?

This is now the 3rd build-breaking bug in Maven plugins I've found in
my casual usage...

Thank you

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