How do I place the POM generated from the maven-publish plugin inside the jar?

(Matt Bellinger) #1

I am trying out FUSE bundles ( To use them, I have to place the POM for a jar inside the jar in the directory: “META-INF/maven/groupId/artifactId/pom.xml”

How would I go about placing the pom generated by that plugin inside the jar at the location described by the groupID/artifactID that was put in the pom?


(Peter Niederwieser) #2

Assuming your publication is named ‘main’, the following should work. You may have to adapt ‘groupId’ and ‘artifactId’ as needed.

jar {
    into("META-INF/maven/$$") {
        from generatePomFileForMainPublication
        rename ".*", "pom.xml"

(Matt Bellinger) #3

I thought it was something like that, but I get this (the publication is mavenJava):

  • What went wrong: A problem occurred evaluating project ‘:example’. > No such property: generatePomFileForMavenJavaPublication for class: org.gradle.api.internal.file.copy.CopySpecImpl_Decorated

(Peter Niederwieser) #4

This might be related to the new configuration approach used for the ‘maven-publish’ plugin. I recommend to try with the latest nightly build.

(Matt Bellinger) #5

Ok, I will give that a shot when I come in tomorrow. Thanks for the replies! :slight_smile:

(Matt Bellinger) #6

Still doesn’t work with the nightly.

$ gr :example:clean :example:jar
Parallel execution with configuration on demand is an incubating feature.
  FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.
  * Where:
Build file 'C:\path\to\example\build.gradle' line: 3
  * What went wrong:
A problem occurred evaluating project ':example'.
> No such property: generatePomFileForMavenJavaPublication for class: org.gradle.api.internal.file.copy.DefaultCopySpec_Decorated
  * Try:
Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output.
  Total time: 5.898 secs
  $ gr --version
Gradle 1.9-20131003220019+0000
  Build time:
 2013-10-03 22:00:19 UTC
Build number: none
        Apache Ant(TM) version 1.9.2 compiled on July 8 2013
        1.7.0_21 (Oracle Corporation 23.21-b01)
         Windows 7 6.1 amd64

(Matt Bellinger) #7

Here is the jist of my build script (The line number will not match with above because this is actually a multiproject build with some of this in 'subprojects sections of the main build.gradle)

apply plugin: 'maven-publish'
  publishing {
    publications {
         mavenJava(MavenPublication) {
    repositories {
        maven {
            credentials {
                username snapshot_user
                password snapshot_password
            url nexus_snapshot_url
  jar {
    into("META-INF/maven/$$") {
        from generatePomFileForMavenJavaPublication
        rename ".*", "pom.xml"
  dependencies {
    testCompile "junit:junit:4.0"

(Peter Niederwieser) #8

Have you verified that you can run ‘gradle generatePomFileForMavenJavaPublication’?

(Matt Bellinger) #9

Yes, and it generates the pom I would expect. I did notice this in the documentation:

The “maven-publish” plugin leverages some experimental support for late plugin configuration, and any GenerateMavenPom tasks will not be constructed until the publishing extension is configured. The simplest way to ensure that the publishing plugin is configured when you attempt to access the GenerateMavenPom task is to place the access inside a publishing block, as the above example demonstrates.

Do I have to wrap this jar part in a publishing block? Would that even work?

(Peter Niederwieser) #10

I guess it would.

(Matt Bellinger) #11

I tried wrapping the jar part in a publishing block, did not help, same error.

(Peter Niederwieser) #12

Raised GRADLE-2916. A workaround is to hard-code the path and add an explicit task dependency (‘dependsOn “generatePomFileForMavenJavaPublication”’).

(Matt Bellinger) #13

Great, the workaround will do for now. Thanks! :slight_smile: