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add to jar file using maven

Rajeev Ravindran
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Joined: Aug 27, 2002
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i have the following in my pom.xml ( not copying the entire pom file )

i did some reading and found the above code in apache site to include manifest file to maven, but it doesn't seem to be working. Am I missing something ?
I use the following command to build jar file

> mvn clean install

it cleans, compiles, run testcases and create jar file. If i open the jar file and look for the manifest file, i dont see the entries i made in "src/main/resources/META-INF/MANIFEST.MF", the manifest i find in the jar is auto-generated by maven i guess. I want to add the manifest.m from the resources folder to be added to the generated jar. Any help on this is appreciated.

this is what i have in my manifest


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Tim Holloway
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Maven normally builds the manifest for you. In this particular case, it looks like you probably need one of the plugins that builds an executable jar with embedded jars. Although you're missing a main-class declaration, so the classpath declaration is pretty meaningless. Of course, it it's a WAR, you wouldn't have one, but then you also wouldn't put a classpath in the manifest, either. WAR classpaths are defined as part of the WAR architecture definition.

Exactly what goes into a manifest, and whether it's synthesized or included from a model manifest file depends on what type of artifact you intend to build. That will determine what plugins you need to do the build and the documentation on the plugins should indicate what it takes to build a proper manifest.

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Rajeev Ravindran
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got it working
I agree. Here's the link:
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