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From jamiebarrow <>
Subject Using pre-existing Maven local repository in Archiva
Date Mon, 25 May 2009 15:33:03 GMT


I've been trying to use my Maven local repository on my machine as a
repository in Archiva, with no luck so far.

As mentioned in
my one previous post , I have tried adding the Maven repository as an
Archiva managed repository, by just referring to the Maven repository's file
path as my managed repository's file path.

I then re-scanned the managed repository and it picked up the artifacts
fine. I couldn't browse to the artifacts at first though, I had to add an
observer role to the Guest account. But then I was able to browse the

I couldn't get any information as to why this was happening, hence the
previous post.

I also tried adding my local Maven repository as a non-managed, remote
repository in Archiva, and added a connector to the default internal Archiva
repository, and made it the top connector in the list. This seemed to work,
as when I did a Maven build on a client, who is using Archiva as a mirror,
it began to download artifacts... but stopped, giving the below error:

[INFO] Error building POM (may not be this project's POM).

Project ID: null:maven-plugin-api:jar:null

Reason: Cannot find parent: org.apache.maven:maven for project:
null:maven-plugin-api:jar:null for project null:maven-plugin-api:jar:null

But now, I don't know what causes this either. I think that perhaps it is an
error to use the Maven local repository as a remote repository in Archiva
since it may be a different structure? And so I'm starting to think the
first way is the way to do it, but I can't get it to work.

Has anybody got this to work -- Using an already existing local repository
as an Archiva repository? Please let me know how, it must be a use-case of
Archiva, surely.. I must be missing some configuration.

I have been using the front-end solely for configuration, and been using
Archiva 1.2.


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