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I am building a DXA 1.7 web application for SDL Web 8.5 (using CIL). It is failing because on our build environment we only have access to Maven Central. It is failing on three types of dependencies, all of which I have questions about:

  1. External dependencies - EasyLicense - Since I am using CIL this should not be needed right? Is there a certain profile/setting that I can set so it does not include this dependency?

  2. SDL dependencies - Why are these not in Maven Central like the others?

  3. Custom DD4T 2.0 dependencies - What has been customized in DD4T and why?

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For future reference: We had to put the artifacts from #3 in the local repository, after that the build worked. We did not need to exclude #1 and #2.
(I must post this as an anwser since I am not permitted to comment)

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  • You don't have to apologize; this looks like a genuine Answer to me. :-) Jul 6, 2017 at 17:56
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  1. You don't need easylicense, that's right. There were some known (and fixed in some later versions) bugs in CIL when some artifacts were still dependent on CIS stuff. Simply exclude easylicense from the build then.
  2. Same as with #1. I don't see them in DXA poms, and I am surprised that you have these problems. Apparently, they come through CIL dependency. The only nice way then to build the framework is to exclude those transitive dependencies.
  3. Although this is not really nice, it's a mistake made when first migrated to SDL Web 8. This is not DD4T 2, this is DD4T 1.something. That time there was no support of Web 8 in DD4T, so this is a custom fork implementing really basic things to support it. Currently it's a legacy mistake that better should be re-worked
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  • Thanks Alexey - I'm not yet a Maven ninja - how would you exclude these dependencies?
    – Will Price
    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:44
  • Something like this github.com/sdl/dxa-web-application-java/blob/develop/…
    – Alexey
    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:52
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    Regarding #3: IIRC, we used a fork from DD4T 2.0.2. So, it is DD4T 2.0. Jul 4, 2017 at 17:09
  • Regarding #3 indeed it was a fork of DD4T 2 since DD4T 2 Java was still in beta and not officially released Jul 5, 2017 at 5:31

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