Maven
  1. Maven
  2. MNG-2407

New user docs: proxy configuration is not clear to new users

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.4
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0.5
    • Component/s: Documentation: Guides
    • Labels:
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    • Complexity:
      Intermediate
    • Number of attachments :
      0

      Description

      When setting up maven v2.0.4 from the perspective of a new user, I have the need to use a proxy.

      Looking for proxy in the docs finds this first: http://maven.apache.org/guides/mini/guide-proxies.html

      This explains how to add proxy information to a "settings file", but does not clearly describe what a
      "settings file" is. The page does give a clue though, by linking the user here: http://maven.apache.org/maven-settings/settings.html

      This document contains the full definition of what goes into a settings file, but gives no clue as to where
      this settings file should live, or what it should be called.

      At this point I have hit a dead end, as a new maven v2 user, there are no more clues on how to set up a proxy.

      The docs need to be updated to link to information on where the settings file lives, and what the settings file is called.

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          • Assignee:
            Vincent Siveton
            Reporter:
            Graham Leggett
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