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Maven - Creates a link in /usr/share/maven-repo for an existing jar.


mh_linkjar [option]... [pom] [dest_jar] [link]...


Create symlinks for a jar installed by other means. The symlinks created include links to the jar in /usr/share/maven-repo, at the correct location for Maven. It can also create additional links to the jar, usually located in /usr/share/java.


[pom] is the location of the POM associated with the jar to install.
GroupId, artifactId and version will be extracted from this file.
[dest_jar] is the path of the installed jar, usually located in the
usr/share/java folder.
[link] is an additional link to the jar to install, usually there should
be a link to usr/share/java/$jar.jar and usr/share/java/$jar-$version.jar to comply with the Java packaging guidelines. Note that there is no need to specify those particular links if the --java-lib option is used.


-h --help: show this text

-V --version: show the version

-p<package> --package=<package>: name of the Debian package which

will contain this jar file

-e<version>, --set-version=<version>: set the version for the jar,

do not use the version declared in the POM file.

-r<rules> --rules=<rules>: path to the file containing the

rules to apply when cleaning the POM. Optional, the default location is debian/maven.rules Maven rules are used here to extract the groupId, artifactId and version from the POM file.

-l --java-lib: Optional, if given it will install the jar into

/usr/share/java to comply with the Debian Java specification. The jar will be installed as /usr/share/java/$name-$version.jar and a versionless link /usr/share/java/$name.jar will point to it, as well as the links installed in /usr/share/maven-repo

-n<name> --usj-name=<name>: Optional, the name to use when installing the

library in /usr/share/java when --java-lib is used. Defaults to the artifact id found in the POM.

-j<version> --usj-version=<version>: Optional, the version to use when

installing the library in /usr/share/java when --java-lib is used. Defaults to the version found in the POM.

-s --no-usj-versionless: Optional, don't install the versionless link

in /usr/share/java. This flag is used only when the -l or --java-lib option is given.

-c<classifier> --classifier=<classifier>: Optional, the classifier for

the jar. Empty by default.

-v --verbose: show more information while running

-n --no-act: don't actually do anything, just print the results

--skip-clean-pom: don't clean the pom, assume that a previous action ran

mh_cleanpom with the correct options. mh_cleanpom is run only to extract the groupId, artifactId and version of the jar
May 2022 Maven Repo Helper version 1.7.1