I sometimes stumble upon Java libraries that are not available in Maven (or Gradle which seems to use the same ecosystem). To have to most convenient way of developing (ie. contributors should not have to download dependencies for themselves) I use my own Maven repository (at nexus.k40s.net where I can upload such libraries and download them on any machine I try to run a build.
For this to work you can also invoke the maven deploy plugin using the
pom.xml of the library in question but that requires you to change files with is not that convenient with libraries I don't intend to change. And on top of that, you sometimes only have a
.jar file available.
That's why I tend to use the following oneliner to push a
.jar file into my Nexus. To use this, you have to change some properties given in here.
mvn deploy:deploy-file -Durl=https://myrepo.example.com/repository/myrepo-releases/ \ -DrepositoryId=myrepo-releases \ -Dfile=/home/downloads/mylib.jar -DgroupId=com.example \ -DartifactId=mylib \ -Dversion=1.0.0 \ -Dpackaging=jar \ -DgeneratePom=true \ -DgeneratePom.description="My library."
Properties and their meanings
|-Durl||The full URL to the Maven repository you want to deploy to.|
|-DrepositoryId||The repository id you defined in `~/.m2/settings.xml` (more info)|
|-DgroupId||The GroupId of the package you want to deploy|
|-DartifactId||The ArtifactId of the package you want to deploy|
|-Dversion||The version of the package you want to deploy|
|-Dpackaging||The packaging type of the library (`pom` or `jar`)|
|-DgeneratePom||If a pom should be generated|
|-DgeneratePom.description||The description contained in the generated pom|
You can also turn this into a shell function. For example if I want to be able to deploy like this:
$ mdep /home/downloads/mylib.jar com.example mylib 1.0.0 "My library."
I can put the following code into my
~/.zshrc (should also work with bash):
alias mdep="mvn deploy:deploy-file -Durl=https://myrepo.example.com/repository/myrepo-releases/ -DrepositoryId=myrepo-releases -Dfile=$1 -DgroupId=$2 -DartifactId=$3 -Dversion=$4 -Dpackaging=jar -DgeneratePom=true -DgeneratePom.description=$5"
Note that this will deploy to the same repo everytime. If you regularly deploy to different repositories, it would make sense either to add more aliases or make a parameter out of the url and repo id.
I hope you found this post helpful. Have a great day.