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Repository is one of the fondamental maven concept. It's simple to understand but fair usage request a bit of practise.

You should have a clearer idea of repository management best practises through the following examples and #counterexamples.

Initial configuration

This configuration come with maven without doing anything.

The "simple project" pom

Extended usage

Without repository manager 

Take a look on the "extended project" pom.

With repository manager


The "extended project" pom don't change, we just add mirrors section in the settings.xml (M2_HOME/conf/settings.xml or ~/.m2/settings.xml).
Take a look on the Mirrors definitions in settings.xml
 

Complex usage

Counterexamples

Single repo mirroring multiple repositories

(warning) THIS IS A COUNTEREXAMPLE

Mirror repository defined in place of original repository.

(warning) THIS IS A COUNTEREXAMPLE

Annexes

pom.xml

Simple project

Extended project

 (info) Note that some repository declarations are useless:

  • Jetty is now available on central repository so you can remove
  • Project only need snapshot version of cargo plugin so you can remove
  •  The project don't have any dependencies on snapshot version of codehaus artefacts so you can remove

 Advanced project


Settings.xml including repository mirrors definitions






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