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

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The Archiva consumers

We've talked a little about consumers in Chapter 2, Staying in Control with Archiva. In this section, we'll go into the details about what they really are.

What is a consumer?

A consumer is a plugin-like component in Archiva. When repositories are scanned or changes to the repository are made, they are able to process the change to keep the rest of the system up to date and perform any other necessary operations. Some examples of these operations are indexing, repository clean up, adding of artifact information to the database, and fixing metadata.

There are basically two types of consumers in Archiva. These are the repository consumers and the database consumers. The former are attached to the repository scanning and are ...

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