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From "Sejal Patel (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (MASSEMBLY-278) Do not fail on missing descriptors
Date Wed, 30 Jan 2008 17:02:57 GMT
Do not fail on missing descriptors

                 Key: MASSEMBLY-278
             Project: Maven 2.x Assembly Plugin
          Issue Type: Improvement
    Affects Versions: 2.2-beta-1
            Reporter: Sejal Patel

Assembly requires too much boilerplate right now to be used in a reactor based project because
of the way it fails out if no descriptors are found. I suggest adding a boolean parameter
(probably ignoreMissingDescriptors) which can default to false for backwards compatability
but when set to true, does nothing if no descriptors are found.

Then in line 131 add the check for
that new parameter so that it only fails out if it was configured to fail out. Otherwise it
just goes about its business of assembly nothing (which seems like a perfectly reasonable
logic as well).

By doing these things, it makes it possible to configure the assembly plugin 1 time in a parent
pom and then not have to configure it in several (in my case 11 out of 19) different modules
again and again.

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