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Maven PMD Error with ruleset

Chandramohan
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Joined: Jan 06, 2007
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Hi,

I have a Maven WebApp project (Just a HelloWorld Servlet) in Eclipse and running tomcat server. My ultimate aim is to fail the build if the code contains out.print statements. I have defined the maven pmd plugin 2.5 in the pom.xml as below and defined a customized ruleset in a file called sop.xml as below.

But when I right click the project -> Run As -> Maven Build and try to package,it is throwing an error as follows,

"Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-pmd-plugin:2.5:pmd (pmd) on project MavenWebArtifactId: An error has occurred in PMD Report report generation. Could not find resource 'c:\rulesets\sop.xml'".

I am new to Maven and requesting all your kind help on this regard. Thanks.


sop.xml
-----------

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ruleset name="Custom ruleset"
xmlns="http://pmd.sourceforge.net/ruleset/2.0.0"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://pmd.sourceforge.net/ruleset/2.0.0 http://pmd.sourceforge.net/ruleset_2_0_0.xsd"
xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://pmd.sourceforge.net/ruleset_2_0_0.xsd">
<description>This ruleset checks my code for println statements</description>
<rule ref="rulesets/JavaLogging.xml" message="Must handle exceptions"> </rule>
</ruleset>


POM.xml
-----------

<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd">
<modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
<groupId>MavenWebGroupId</groupId>
<artifactId>MavenWebArtifactId</artifactId>
<packaging>war</packaging>
<version>0.0.1-SNAPSHOT</version>
<name>MavenWebName</name>
<description>MavenWebDescription</description>
<build>
<plugins>
<plugin>
<artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId>
<configuration>
<source>1.5</source>
<target>1.5</target>
</configuration>
</plugin>
<plugin>
<groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
<artifactId>maven-pmd-plugin</artifactId>
<version>2.5</version>
<configuration>
<skip>false</skip>
<targetJdk>${compile.source}</targetJdk>
<rulesets>
<ruleset>c:\rulesets\sop.xml</ruleset>
</rulesets>
<linkXref>true</linkXref>
<failOnViolation>true</failOnViolation>
</configuration>
<executions>
<execution>
<id>run-pmd</id>
<phase>prepare-package</phase>
<goals>
<goal>check</goal>
</goals>
</execution>
</executions>
</plugin>
<plugin>
<artifactId>maven-war-plugin</artifactId>
<version>2.0</version>
</plugin>
</plugins>
</build>
<dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>javax.servlet</groupId>
<artifactId>servlet-api</artifactId>
<version>2.5</version>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.slf4j</groupId>
<artifactId>slf4j-log4j12</artifactId>
<version>1.5.6</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>
</project>

Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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Chances are that your ruleset path is invalid and it's reading "C:\rulesets\sop.xml" as being relative to the project, not relative to the root of the C drive (helpful hint: in Java, usually using Unix-style paths works better).

Maven doesn't like to pull resources from locations outside of the project directory tree (not counting the download/cache mechanism). That's because in theory every Maven project can be collapsed with a "mvn clean" command, zipped, sent to (or from!) Ulan Bator, installed on another machine and completely rebuilt with a single Maven command. You can't do that if there are things that are dependent on the original machine's filesystem layout.


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