I am writing a add-on for deploying Spring Roo applications to OpenShift Express cloud just like the Cloud Foundry Spring Roo add-on. The add-on is available at http://code.google.com/p/spring-roo-openshift-express-addon/. But I face problems when I release the add-on using Maven Release plugin (mvn release:prepare release:perform). So, this is simple guide to help me next time I face these issues.
- SnapShot Dependencies : The first problem I face is that my add-on depend on OpenShift Java client which is available as Snapshot dependency. So, I need to ignore the snapshot dependencies. This is not recommeded but some times you don’t have any other solution. For more information refer to this post http://stackoverflow.com/questions/245932/how-to-release-a-project-which-depends-on-a-3rd-party-snapshot-project-in-maven
mvn release:prepare release:perform -DignoreSnapshots=true
- Adding Third Party Jars in an OSGI bundle. I have blogged this at http://whyjava.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/adding-third-party-jars-to-an-osgi-bundle/.
- The third problem I face is that svn client is not able to authenticate with Google Code. The exception that I get is shown below. To fix this I specify username and password with mvn release command as shown below.
mvn release:prepare release:perform -DignoreSnapshots=true -Dusernamefirstname.lastname@example.org -Dpassword=password
The exception that I get is
[ERROR] Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-release-plugin:2.2:prepare (default-cli) on project org.xebia.roo.addon.openshift: Unable to commit files [ERROR] Provider message: [ERROR] The svn command failed. [ERROR] Command output: [ERROR] svn: Commit failed (details follow): [ERROR] svn: MKACTIVITY of '/svn/!svn/act/b8000ba7-c3c6-4bb2-9d3b-bd3c1db73dd3': authorization failed: Could not authenticate to server: rejected Basic challenge (https://spring-roo-openshift-express-addon.googlecode.com) [ERROR] -> [Help 1] [ERROR] [ERROR] To see the full stack trace of the errors, re-run Maven with the -e switch. [ERROR] Re-run Maven using the -X switch to enable full debug logging. [ERROR] [ERROR] For more information about the errors and possible solutions, please read the following articles: [ERROR] [Help 1] http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MAVEN/MojoFailureException