How to make Xmvn search in several prefixes

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I'm packaging some Java packages for guix, a functional package manager (much like nix).

I would appreciate some assistance for understanding how to leverage Xmvn in this case.

Guix installs each package into a prefix of it's own, e.g.:


Thus Xmvn shall pick up artifacts and meta-data from all prefixes belonging to the current profile/environment. Each prefix could contain a .../xmvn/configuration.xml and $XDG_DATA_DIRS could be used to get a list of these.

I tried this and it worked different then expected.

I tried to use the "prefixes" (according the the Xmvn configuration reference [1]) as shown below. But the Xmvn does not even try to access these prefixes. Can somebody explain why, please?


I learned that I need to define <metadataRepositories>, which worked. But I'm wondering what are the <prefixes> then used for and how to test whether my set-up is correct.

Thanks in advance for any answer.

Please note: I'm using Xmvn 2.5.0 since this is what my distribution currently ships .


Hartmut Goebel

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