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From "Paul Gier (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MANTTASKS-142) Default remote repository id not safe
Date Fri, 01 May 2009 22:55:45 GMT


Paul Gier commented on MANTTASKS-142:

I'm not sure using the hostname would be a good idea, since not all repository urls have a
host name.  For example deploying to the local file system "file:///home/user/stuff".  Also
it seems fairly common that two repositories could be on the hostname.

Maybe the MD5 digest could work though.

When would the repository id be used in a file path that the special characters would blow

> Default remote repository id not safe
> -------------------------------------
>                 Key: MANTTASKS-142
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2.x Ant Tasks
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: dependencies task
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.9
>            Reporter: Benjamin Bentmann
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.0.10, 2.1.0
> The default id for a remote repository is just the repo URL. However, a URL typically
contains all kind of characters that are not safe for usage in local file paths. E.g. the
colon ':' from the URL scheme will just blow up on Windows. The slashes from the URL also
cause troubles for a path that is meant to be a simple file name instead of a directory spec.
> Better choices for the default repo id could be the host name only or just some hex-encoded
MD5-digest of the URL.

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