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From "Benjamin Bentmann (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Closed: (MNG-3939) dependencyManagement does not inherit imported dependencies
Date Sun, 21 Nov 2010 15:47:06 GMT


Benjamin Bentmann closed MNG-3939.

       Resolution: Duplicate
    Fix Version/s:     (was: Issues to be reviewed for 3.x)
         Assignee: Benjamin Bentmann

The non-working example as provided suffers from a user error (missing type=pom). Once fixed,
it's just a dup of MNG-4052.

> dependencyManagement does not inherit imported dependencies
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MNG-3939
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2 & 3
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Dependencies
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.9
>            Reporter: Ben Dean
>            Assignee: Benjamin Bentmann
>         Attachments: console_output.txt,,
> I've attached a zip that has two versions of the same multi-module project. In the first
version there is a parent-pom which defines a dependencyManagement section with one dependency
(junit 4.4). I child project then inherits from the parent-pom and inherits the dependency
management section including the version number for junit. Then then child project can have
a dependency for junit and not care about the version number which is managed by the dependencyManagement
inherited from the parent.
> In the second version, the dependencyManagement of the parent has been moved to a dependency-pom.
This makes sense because the dependencyManagement section for a multi-module project could
get huge and it would be nice to keep the parent-pom small and clean and just import dependencyManagement
as needed. The problem is that the child project does not inherit these imported dependencies.
It seems to me that imported dependencyManagement sections should be inherited too. This is
the error given when the child doesn't what version of junit to use:
>     Project ID: maven.dependency.example:child
>     POM Location: C:\sandbox\eclipse\default\maven example\child\pom.xml
>     Validation Messages:
>         [0]  'dependencies.dependency.version' is missing for junit:junit
> This is somewhat related (maybe only tangentially) to the following issues:
>     maybe more ...
> However, all those other issues seem to involve a more complex example than this issue.
This issue is just dependencyManagement, import and inheritance.

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