Build Sakai with Maven 2

18 07 2007

Maven 2 is upon us… so here is a quick refresh.

1. Install maven 2.0.6 or later by unziping/untaring the binary download from

2. Get the mvn command onto the path (in the bin directory of the binary package)

3. cd to sakai source

4. type

export MAVEN_OPTS='-Xms256m -Xmx512m -XX:PermSize=64m -XX:MaxPermSize=128m'

mvn clean  #to clean the build

mvn install #to build and install in the local repository

mvn -Dmaven.tomcat.home=/Users/ieb/mytomcat sakai:deploy
#to deploy to mytomcat

Thats it…. no configuration required, its all in the build itself.

Some more usage

mvn -Dmaven.test.skip=true \
                   -Dmaven.tomcat.home=/Users/ieb/mytomcat \
                   clean install sakai:deploy

To clean, install and deploy skipping tests.

If you have already done a build and know that everything has been fetched from remote repositories, you can add the -o switch to go offline.




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