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From "Richard Bone (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] (MNG-5271) Cannot resolve active profile name at build time
Date Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:47:02 GMT


Richard Bone commented on MNG-5271:

Could somebody triage this?
> Cannot resolve active profile name at build time
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MNG-5271
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2 & 3
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Profiles
>    Affects Versions: 3.0
>         Environment: Mac OS 10.6
>            Reporter: Richard Bone
> I have a maven profile defined in my pom.  It's not active by default, so I run -P <profilename>.
> When the profile is running, I want to construct a path that includes the name of the
profile.  I've looked online  and it appears that
> would have the answer.  Alas, it doesn't work for me at build time.  If I do a mvn help:evaluate
-P <profilename> and use ${projects.activeProfiles[0].id}, I get the value I would expect.
 When I run in the build, though, it doesn't resolve and just uses the literal value in the

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