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Apache Maven 2 Effective Implementation by Maria Odea Ching, Brett Porter

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Introducing repository groups

In Archiva 1.1, the concept of repository groups (also known as virtual repositories) was introduced. Taking the meaning of the term virtual literally, these repositories are physically non-existent repositories. A virtual repository is simply a URL which gives a single interface to a group of managed repositories.

Let's visualize this with a simple scenario. For example, we have a Maven 2 project which has dependencies on artifacts that reside in multiple repositories. In this case, we will assume that we have a nearby proxy cache configured in Archiva for each of them. (You can refer back to Hooking up Maven with Archiva from Chapter 2, Staying in Control with Archiva, on how to do this). Given this scenario, it ...

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