Hello, I have been debianising some of our maven packages to make deployment to our servers easier (and because there is a small group of other people who might find them useful). I used mh_make to generate the debian files and then edited them. We have a parent pom which specifies sensible defaults for various things such as the java source version to use (1.6 rather than the ancient defaults). https://github.com/ucam-cl-dtg/dtg-pom/blob/debian/parent/pom.xml When I debianised it despite the maven-compiler-plugin not being listed in debian/maven.ignoreRules the filtered pom file (available here: https://launchpad.net/~ucam-cl-dtg/+archive/ucam/+packages when launchpad finishes building) does not contain the maven-compiler-plugin configuration. This causes dependent packages like libucamwebauth-java ( https://github.com/ucam-cl-dtg/ucam-webauth/tree/debian ) to be build with -source 1.3 which fails rather badly: /auto/homes/drt24/git/web/raven/webauth/src/main/java/uk/ac/cam/ucs/webauth/WebauthResponse.java:[345,5] annotations are not supported in -source 1.3 (use -source 5 or higher to enable annotations) @Override The seemingly obvious solution to this would be to use debian/maven.properties and specify: maven.compile.source = 1.5 maven.compile.target = 1.5 with the properties cribbed from: http://maven.apache.org/maven-1.x/plugins/java/properties.html However this has no effect and I still get complaints due to -source 1.3 being used. What am I doing wrong? Does the maven-compiler-plugin have to be stripped out of poms? If so is there a way of preserving the source and target information in such a way that it correctly inherits to child poms? Is there something I am missing about the way properties are specified in maven.properties or am I using the wrong ones? Minor point noticed along the way and probably a bug: In the generated maven.rules I needed to do -s/org.apache.tomcat/javax.servlet/ servlet-api jar s/.*/2.5/ * * +javax.servlet servlet-api jar s/.*/2.5/ * * As otherwise things failed with javax.servlet:servlet-api:jar:debian not being found. mh_make is great. Thank you, Daniel Version information: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise Linux grapevine.cl.cam.ac.uk 3.2.0-29-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:03:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux maven-debian-helper 1.5ubuntu1 maven-repo-helper 1.7.1ubuntu1 $ mvn -v Apache Maven 3.0.4 (r1232337; 2012-01-17 08:44:56+0000) Maven home: /home/drt24/bin/apache-maven-3.0.4 Java version: 1.7.0_03, vendor: Oracle Corporation Java home: /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre Default locale: en_GB, platform encoding: UTF-8 OS name: "linux", version: "3.2.0-29-generic", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"
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