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From Guillaume Boué (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MASSEMBLY-833) Ability to ignore errors about no files to package in assembly
Date Sun, 30 Oct 2016 23:33:58 GMT


Guillaume Boué commented on MASSEMBLY-833:

[~plamenttv], you're right that it would be cleaner to not try to create the archive in the
first place. Looking at the code, we have a way to do that by checking the virtual files of
each finalizers. I will work on something, without involving any change in Plexus Archiver.

> Ability to ignore errors about no files to package in assembly
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MASSEMBLY-833
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven Assembly Plugin
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 2.6
>            Reporter: Martin Vehovský
>         Attachments: _MASSEMBLY_833__added_ignoreNoFiles_parameter_allowing_not_to_fail_when_there_are_no_files.patch
>   Original Estimate: 4h
>  Remaining Estimate: 4h
> Motivation: Having extremely large multi-module project, some modules lets call them
"application" modules provide "configuration" files, and they provide them for different environments.
Problem is that not all "application" modules provide "configuration" files for all environments.
In case there are no files available for assembly, the single goal ends up with ERROR:
> Failed to
>  create assembly: Error creating assembly archive <assembly_name>: You must set
at least one file.
> Available workaround is to specify a property to by default skip the assembly execution
and only if there are files for given environment set this property to not skip the given
assembly execution.
> However for large number of environments this solution starts to be messy and hard to
> Do you think that having assembly Parameter "ignoreNoFiles" that will cause to skip the
archive creation for cases there are no files to package seems like reasonable solution?

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