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Keys and configuration

Create and install a SSH key

If you get hung up during release:perform because Maven can't verify the authenticity of a host, then there could be one of two
different problems. The first problem, which is an easy fix, is to go to the command line and use SSH to log in to that host. You
should receive a prompt to add the host to your known_hosts file. If you add the host to your known_hosts file from the command line
SSH, then you should be able to try release:perform again and have more success. There is a chance though that this won't fix maven.

Maven doesn't appear to understand hashed known_hosts files. There is some information here - known_hosts file Hashing.
If your known_hosts file is hashed, you can solve this one of a few different ways. If you perform a deploy:deploy instead of
release:perform, then maven will leave a prompt open for you to type 'yes' and have maven add the host (in a way that Jsch, the library
which provides Maven Wagon with the SSH/SCP functionality, understands) to your known_hosts file. Another option is to remove your
known_hosts file, update your SSH configuration so that it does not hash the hostname in known_hosts and try to log in from the command

mkdir ~/.ssh
chmod 700 ~/.ssh
ssh-keygen -q -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa -t rsa
#Enter a passphrase
chmod go-rwx ~/.ssh/*

#copy the public key to people.apache.org
scp ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub people.apache.org:/home/$USERNAME

# next, setup the public key on server
ssh people.apache.org
mkdir ~/.ssh
chmod 700 ~/.ssh
cat ~/id_rsa.pub >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
rm ~/id_rsa.pub

Create a PGP key

svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/struts/maven/trunk/build struts-maven-build
cd struts-maven-build
(gpg --fingerprint --list-sigs <your name> && gpg --armor --export <your name>) >> KEYS
scp KEYS people.apache.org:/www/www.apache.org/dist/struts
svn commit KEYS -m "Add public key"

Update Maven settings for our servers

Create a settings.xml under ~/.m2 and follow below instructions:

<settings xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"
          xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/settings-1.0.0.xsd">
    <!-- To publish a snapshot of some part of Maven -->
      <username> <!-- YOUR APACHE LDAP USERNAME --> </username>
      <password> <!-- YOUR APACHE LDAP PASSWORD --> </password>
    <!-- To publish a website of some part of Maven -->
      <username> <!-- YOUR APACHE LDAP USERNAME --> </username>
    <!-- To stage a release of some part of Maven -->
      <username> <!-- YOUR APACHE LDAP USERNAME --> </username>
      <password> <!-- YOUR APACHE LDAP PASSWORD --> </password>
    <!-- To stage a website of some part of Maven -->
      <id>stagingSite</id> <!-- must match hard-coded repository identifier in site:stage-deploy -->
      <username> <!-- YOUR APACHE LDAP USERNAME --> </username>
        <gpg.passphrase> <!-- YOUR KEY PASSPHRASE --> </gpg.passphrase>

Increase Memory Settings for Maven

To complete a full build and all the tests, it may be neccesary to increase the amount of memory available to Maven. The simplest thing is to set an environment variable.

  • MAVEN_OPTS=-Xmx512m or even MAVEN_OPTS=-Xmx1024m



If a tagged build needs to be retagged, be sure to delete the old tag first.

svn delete https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/struts/struts2/tags/STRUTS_#_#_# -m "WW-### Removing first try at 2.#.#."

Amending a log entry

If the commit was fine, but the log was wrong, updating the log entry is easy. For example,

> svn propset --revprop -r 504523 svn:log "WW-1715 Branch for 2.0.x at Struts 2.0.6-SNAPSHOT r504196"
> property 'svn:log' set on repository revision 504523

See svn help propset for more.