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From "Ralph Goers (JIRA)" <j...@codehaus.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MNG-1577) dependencyManagement does not work for transitive dependencies
Date Mon, 14 Aug 2006 14:10:52 GMT
    [ http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-1577?page=comments#action_72300 ] 
            
Ralph Goers commented on MNG-1577:
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Brett. This can easily be done without breaking compatibility. It wasn't too hard to figure
out how to add an "override" child element to the dependencyManagement element.  By using
"false" as the default value for this compatibility is maintained.  The problem I am having
is in figuring out how to pass this flag to the artifact resolver since the dependency management
object is converted into a simple Map.

> dependencyManagement does not work for transitive dependencies
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MNG-1577
>                 URL: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-1577
>             Project: Maven 2
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Artifacts and Repositories
>    Affects Versions: 2.0
>            Reporter: Joerg Schaible
>             Fix For: 2.1
>
>
> The dependencyManagement does not work for transient dependencies. The specified version
is ignored.
> Use case:
> Main POM defines commons-digester-1.6 and commons-beanutils-1.7.0, A-SNAPSHOT and B-SNAPSHOT
> Project A is child of Main and depends directly on commons-beanutils (version inherited
from Main)
> Project B is child of Main and depends directly on commons-digester (version inherited
from Main)
> Project C is child of Main and depends directly on A & B (versions inherited from
Main)
> A is compiled and tests are run using commons-beanutils-1.7.0
> B is compiled and tests are run using commons-digester-1.6 and commons-beanutils-1.6,
since digester is dependend on this
> C is compiled and tests are run using commons-beanutils-1.7.0
> Integration tests of B did not verify, that B is behaving as expected in this scenario.
B might fail with 1.7.0 and it is not even recognized.
> If I add beanutils also as direct dependency to B, it works fine, but then are transitive
dependency useless. It should be possible to define at least in the dependencyManagement,
that the versions of transient dependencies also defined in the dependencyManagement have
priority.
> - Jörg

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