How to add existing project's jar to SVN-based Maven repository

See also: Quick and dirty mavenization of an existing project

Bash script for the impatient

#  Creates two files:
#    1) A bash script with mvn install:install-file commands to push the .jar's to a repository.
#    2) A POM file with dependencies pointing to .jar's in Maven repo, uploaded by the script.

if [ -z "$1" ] ; then
  echo "Usage:  mavenize.sh <path-to-dir-with-jars> [<groupId:'fake'>]"


echo '' > stuffTheRepo.sh
echo '<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">
' > pomWithDeps.xml
echo "
  <name>Fake Maven deps from JARs</name>

" >> pomWithDeps.xml

for JAR_PATH in $LIB_PATH/*.jar ; do
  JAR=`basename $JAR_PATH`
  echo "mvn install:install-file -Dpackaging=jar -DgeneratePom=true -DgroupId=$GROUP -Dfile=$JAR_PATH -DartifactId=$ARTIFACT -Dversion=0.0" >> stuffTheRepo.sh
  echo "    <dependency><groupId>$GROUP</groupId><artifactId>$ARTIFACT</artifactId><version>0.0</version></dependency>" >> pomWithDeps.xml

echo "

</project>" >> pomWithDeps.xml

chmod u+x stuffTheRepo.sh

How-to for the rest

Copied from Sardine project's READ­ME.txt.

This is a maven repository of the Sardine project.

To add a new version, do the following:
Note: This is not a copy-paste code – edit it according to your situation.
Note: The preferred way is to use the Wagon-SCM Maven plugin, as described on JBoss wiki.

# First, create the sources and javadoc jar's.
zip -9 -b sardine-XX/javadoc/* > sardine-XX/javadoc.jar
zip -9 -b sardine-XX/src/* > sardine-XX/sources.jar

# Let Maven create the directory structure and all the metadata files in the local repository.
mvn install:install-file -DpomFile=sardine-pom.xml -Dpackaging=jar -DgeneratePom=true -DcreateChecksum=true -DgroupId=com.googlecode.sardine -Dfile=sardine-XX/sardine.jar -Djavadoc=sardine-XX/javadoc.jar -Dsources=sardine-XX/sources.jar -DartifactId=sardine -Dversion=XX

# Check out remote SVN-based Maven repository. -N means non-recursive.
svn co -N https://sardine.googlecode.com/svn/maven sardine-mvn --username you@gmail.com

# Download the dir you're going to modify (if it exists).
svn update com/googlecode/sardine/sardine

# Copy the new artifacts to the working copy of the repository.
cp -r ~/.m2/repository/com/googlecode/sardine/sardine sardine-mvn/com/googlecode/sardine/sardine
# Rename the metadata file holding versions info.
mv ~/.m2/repository/com/googlecode/sardine/sardine/maven-metadata-local.xml ~/.m2/repository/com/googlecode/sardine/sardine/maven-metadata.xml

# Add everything new and commit.
svn add --force *
svn commit -m "Maven repo: Added version XX"
  • ~/.m2/repository/ is your local Maven repository.

    On windows it is usually c:\Documents and Settings\user\.m2\repository\.

  • The pom.xml is there because it contains dependency definitions.