sbteclipse does not respect dependencies order #143

Phil4 opened this Issue Dec 24, 2012 · 1 comment


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Phil4 commented Dec 24, 2012

I have started a new sbt project using Java EE 6 API with Glassfish Embedded for testing purpose.
This is represented by the following dependencies:

"org.glassfish.main.extras" % "glassfish-embedded-all" % "" % "test",
"javax" % "javaee-api" % "6.0" % "provided"

The order of these dependencies is important for Eclipse since both will be referenced in Eclipse project. Indeed, using sbteclipse, javaee-api appears in first place and will then be used, leading to the error:

"java.lang.ClassFormatError: Absent Code attribute in method that is not native or abstract in class file"

This is because javaee-api only contains an API without the implementation (which is in glassfish-embedded-all).

javaee-api should therefore not be used at all for tests but it is still necessary for sbt to compile the project correctly.

I then thought that it would be great if sbteclipse could respect the dependencies order as it is the case in Maven currently.


jsuereth commented Apr 15, 2013

Huh, I'll see what I can do here. I think most of the Ivy code makes no assumption on ordering, as it's kind of dangerous. We may be able to make a magical configuration that is ignored for runtime/eclipse though....

Let me think on this.

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