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From "Paolo Compieta (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MNG-4457) dependency:resolve decides to take older (incompatible) version for transitive dep
Date Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:13:55 GMT


Paolo Compieta commented on MNG-4457:

1) ok
2) ok
3) i added C only in the second example, to show a 'normal' (IMO) resolution to 1.3.0; in
the first example there were only A and B, and Maven didn't pick the closest

I still see this last case as a problem:
- A resolves 1.3.0 via B via DepMgmt, 2 hops
- B has 1.4.1, 1 hop
So, should B win? (case:
If no, i agree to close this issue.

> dependency:resolve decides to take older (incompatible) version for transitive dep
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MNG-4457
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Artifacts and Repositories
>    Affects Versions: 2.2.1
>         Environment: WinXp
> Maven 2.0.9/2.2.1
>            Reporter: Paolo Compieta
>            Assignee: Brian Fox
>         Attachments:,
> I'll use modules Parent,ModuleA,ModuleB,ModuleEAR and dependency Commons-Net to explain
the case.
> Parent specifies commons-net/1.3.0 in dependencyManagement
> \- ModuleB declares commons-net/1.4.1 as dependency (overrides version), and resolves
correctly 1.4.1
> \- ModuleA declares ModuleB as dependency (obtaining transitive dep to commons-net),
and resolves *erroneously* 1.3.0
> \- ModuleC (ear) takes in 1.3.0 whilst no module is actually using or declaring it
> I'd expect this case to resolve 1.4.1 or at least to fail the build, because in this
example B is the only one using commons-net (maybe exploiting 1.4.1-only features), while
the final build resolves 1.3.0 (see ModuleA or ModuleC).
> I'm not 100% which is the best policy, but i've got problems (wrong jars, different behaviours
and runtime errors) with this kind silent down-resolution of version.
> Regards,
> Paolo

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